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Senior Lecturer: Department of Criminology needed at University of the Free State

Job title : Senior Lecturer: Department of Criminology

Job Location : Free State, Bloemfontein

Deadline : April 05, 2024

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach, assess, and coordinate modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Provide study guidance and supervision to postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to programme development and curriculum review.
  • Initiate, conduct, and sustain high-level research.
  • Disseminate recognised research through appropriate channels, including publishing manuscripts in accredited journals and participating in workshops, peer-reviewed conferences, and symposia in Criminology.
  • Establish reciprocal relationships between scholarly engagement, research, and teaching activities.
  • Maintain continued professional development and evaluation of practice relating to learning, teaching, and assessment in line with qualifications, experience, changes in the subject discipline, pedagogic development, and innovation in learning technology.
  • Perform administrative and leadership responsibilities for learning and teaching, research, and scholarly engagement.
  • Contribute towards creating a strong African Criminology academic identity.

Inherent Job Requirements:

  • Senior Lecturer
  • A Doctoral degree (PhD) on NQF Level 10 in Criminology.
  • A minimum of five years (5) lecturing experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at university level.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers at national scholarly conferences.
  • An NRF rating or equivalent or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in accredited national and/or international journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society, committee, or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.


  • Expertise in the Criminal Justice System.


Key Competencies required:

  • Results orientated:
  • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.

Strategic thinking:

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


  • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to be cooperative with others, display good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

Building coalitions:

  • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

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