Lecturer in Psychology
University of the Free State Industrial Psychology
South Africa

Faculty Economic and Management Sciences

Department Industrial Psychology

Lecturer (nGAP position)

Job ID: 3423 

The position is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training under the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) and the successful candidate will be subject to the terms and conditions of the programme whilst being a permanent staff member of the University of the Free State.  Applicants should be under the age of 40. For more information on the programme, the nGAP Standard Operating Procedure is available on request.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Combine all the below documents as one document (PDF or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.

• A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
• Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
• Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
• A certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID);
• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (HPCSA or SABPP);
• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

• Provide research supervision to postgraduate students, namely Honours and Master's students.
• Lecture Labour Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
• Conduct research in the field of Labour Relations and deliver quality research outputs in line with the research strategy of the Faculty.
• Involvement in community activities such as mentorship, and the provision of training and short courses in the areas of specialisation.
• Perform academic administration pertaining to undergraduate and postgraduate subjects- this may include typing, setting and marking of all question papers and memorandums, recording of marks and handling of student complaints.

Inherent requirements:

• Master's degree in Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Management on NQF level 9.
• An excellent academic record with a minimum 70% average mark for the Master's degree. (Please attach your academic record).
• Must enroll for doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.

Required competencies:

• Business Acumen:
- Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
- Proficient in using MS Office. 

• Results Orientated:
- Ability to set high standards; establish tough goals and to work to achieve success.
- Ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfill obligations. 

• Strategic Thinking:
- The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.  
- The ability to carefully analyses information and use logic to address issues and problems at work. 

• Leading:
- Ability to lead, take charge of situations and offer opinions and directions to others.
- The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together. 

• Building coalitions:
- The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with close supervision.
- The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and, the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.


• Preference will be given to the following field of specialisation: Labour Relations. 

Assumption of duties:

1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date:

15 July 2020.


The salary scale is available on request. For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705 /7267 /9003 /or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za. 

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post.  The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act.  Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned Act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. 

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at https://ufsacza.sharepoint.com/sites/supportservices/hr/Resources/Employment%20Equity%20Plan_July2017.pdf. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates. 

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.


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