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Position available — Professor/Associate Professor in Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is looking for a sociologist at the level of Professor/Associate Professor with specialisation or research focus (evidenced by publication) in one of the following areas: health, technology, transformation, gender, social policy, animal-human relations, and climate change.


The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers a three-year B.A. degree in Anthropology and Sociology. It also offers Honours, Masters (coursework and dissertation)andDoctoral degrees in both disciplines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Supervising postgraduate students
  • Conducting research and publish
  • Providing academic leadership and the ability to lead projects
  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Academic administration
  • Curriculum development and assessment
Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in Sociology
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • A significant record of quality peer reviewed publications, preferably in the field of sociology
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision, and
  • Evidence of expertise, national standing, and an international presence in his/her field of research

The successful applicant must have a PhD in Sociology as well as a strong record of publications, research, teaching, supervision and the running of research projects at university level. Read more


For further information (but not applications) regarding this position, kindly contact the Departmental Chairperson, Prof. S Mfecane at smfecane@uwc.ac.za

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile.
To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll. For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.
EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.