University of the Free State

In Veritate Sapientiae Lux (In Truth is the Light of Wisdom)

South Africa

From the centre of South Africa beats the heart of the University of the Free State (UFS), born from the soil of Bloemfontein – the City of Roses.

The university, its staff, students and alumni are not only transforming lives in the surrounding communities and the Free State province, but its reach stretches across the country, the continent of Africa and abroad.

The UFS was established in 1904 as the Grey University College with 6 students. Today we pride ourselves on having more than 33 000 students thriving across three campuses.In 2003 the university brought the Qwaqwa Campus – situated in the picturesque Eastern Free State – and in 2004 the South Campus –nestled in the hills overlooking the vibrant city of Bloemfontein – into its fold. 

As part of the mission to become ‘a university recognised across the world for excellence in academic achievement and in human reconciliation’, our university, its staff, students and alumni play a pivotal role in the central parts of South Africa, the country as a whole, the region, Africa and abroad.

Over 2 000 students from across the African continent and around the world find a home here on campus, representing 40 countries. These students are attracted by the vast variety of programmes in seven faculties for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Some of these are programmes where the UFS takes a leading role in Africa.

The university’s extensive and growing relationships and agreements with universities and institutions overseas assist in the UFS becoming a global player in academic research and leadership.

 

Our responsibility

At the UFS we realise that the future starts today. For this reason, it is imperative to support students throughout their student lives by means of the Student Life Colleges, advising and counselling services, Health and Wellness programmes, sport and cultural activities and safe integrated residences. Students are part of the broader community to which we as a university belong and thus have a responsibility to.

The UFS encourages social programmes, community involvement and the sharing of knowledge in an effort to uplift those within the community. At the university students become leaders in a global society, our research improves lives and we add millions to the economy of the province and country through projects and expertise.


View this employer's current jobs

Assistant Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Aug 2018
18 Nov 2018

Assistant Officer (post level 13) (20 hours per week) (contract appointment: 8 months) Economics and Management Sciences FASSET Grant Qwaqwa Campus Assistant Officer (post level 13) (20 hours per week) (contract appointment: 8 months) Job ID: 2444 Duties and responsibilities: Pe...

Senior Assistant Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Aug 2018
18 Nov 2018

Senior Assistant Officer (post level 12) (contract appointment: 8 months) Economics and Management Sciences FASSET Grant Qwaqwa Campus Senior Assistant Officer (post level 12) (contract appointment: 8 months) Job ID: 2445   Duties and responsibilities: Perform general office ad...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

SARCHI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Researcher (contract appointment: 2 years) Job ID:  2502 Duties and responsibilities: Organise and conduct fieldwork interviews for Miratho and other funded projects as required. Code and analyse quantitative and qualita...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Economic and Management Sciences School of Accountancy Academic Coordinator / Lecturer: Thuthuka Project Job ID: 2461 Duties and responsibilities: Teach Accounting students. Participate in research projects at the School of Accountancy. Place stu...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Education School of Education Studies Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor and Head of School Job ID:  2504 Duties and responsibilities: Provide formal teaching for undergraduate as well as post-graduate programmes.This includes but is not limited to: lect...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Education School of Social Sciences and Language Education Lecturer Job ID: 2505 Duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Geography Education, History Education and/or Social Sciences Education. Participate in the work integrated...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Geology Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor and Academic Head of Department Job ID: 2469   Duties and responsibilities: Manage and lead the Department of Geology and its physical and human...

Junior Lecturer - Agricultural Economics

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Agricultural Economics Junior Lecturer Job ID: 2470   Duties and responsibilities: Take a leading role in research related to agricultural produce marketing (especially derivative markets) and the econ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Disaster Management Training and Education Center for Africa (DiMTEC) Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor and Director Job ID: 2480   Duties and responsibilities: Lecture in Disaster Management rela...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018

Duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students. Conduct research. Mentor students towards dissertations and theses if appointed at Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor level. Get involved with community projects.   Inherent requireme...

Key staff:

Description: Dr Khotso Mokhele,  Chancellor of the University of the Free State  Keywords: Dr Khotso Mokhele,  Chancellor of the University of the Free State
Chancellor: Dr Khotso Mokhele
Prof Francis Petersen
Prof Francis Petersen
Rector and Vice-Chancellor

Awards:

 

Key facts:

  • 40 491 Students
  • Over 4 000 faculty and support staff
  • 7 Faculties
  • 114 Departments
  • 59 Satellite campuses
  • We are 114 years old (1904-2018)
  • 158NRF-rated researchers
  • 5 Tier-1 SARChI research chairs (internationally recognised researchers)
  • 18 International research partnerships
  • 240 Postgraduate research degrees on average conferred per year
  • 221% Research output increase since 2010