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.


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Director: Centre for Human Rights

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

09 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017

Top Management Director: Centre for Human Rights (contract appointment: 5 years) Ref.: AP531   Duties and responsibilities: Provide strategic leadership in positioning the Centre as an important academic human rights institution regionally, nationally and...

Assistant Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017

Faculty Health Sciences Office of the Dean Assistant Officer (post level 13) Job ID: 2083   Duties and responsibilities: Handle general office administration e.g. typing, correspondence, filing, record-keeping, the handling of telephone; general enquir...

Financial Administrator

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017

Faculty Health Sciences Office of the Dean Financial Administrator (post level 12) Job ID: Duties and responsibilities: Advise Heads of Departments and staff members regarding financial issues and advise on UFS financial policies on a daily basis t...

Assistant Officer: Quality Assurance

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

16 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017

South Campus Assistant Officer: Quality Assurance (post level 13) Job ID: 2087   Duties and responsibilities : Sort and organise incoming and outgoing quality assurance documentation. Update and maintain documentation systems. Collect, capture and process ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

17 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017

Faculty Education School of Social Sciences and Language Education Junior Lecturer/Lecturer (contract appointment: 5 years) (2 posts) Job ID: 2084 Duties and responsibilities: Contribute to curriculum development in the field of Early Child Development (ECD) tea...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017

Department Finance Intern (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 2070   Duties and responsibilities:   Gain exposure in the following areas: Responsible for employee expense claims. Verify and capture data and supporting docum...

Teaching and Learning Coordinator

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017

Centre for Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning Coordinator (post level 10/11) Job ID: 2088   Duties and responsibilities: Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Manager in executing teaching and learning administrative duties. Pr...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Oct 2017
17 Nov 2017

Faculty Humanities Department Drama and Theatre Arts Associate Professor Job ID: 2085   Duties and responsibilities: Act as researcher in the fields of Drama, Theatre Arts and Film Studies (History and Theory). Publish accredited academic journal a...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Computer Science and Informatics Technical Assistant (post level 12) Job ID:  2090   Duties and responsibilities: Maintain computers. Install new computers. Install software. Solve technical p...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017

Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Sesiu sa Sesotho: Lexicography Unit Editor-in-Chief (contract appointment: 5 years) Job ID: 2089   Please note that the incumbent will be in the employ of Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) but will be based at t...

Key facts:


• 33 000 students
• over 4 000 faculty and support staff
• 7 faculties
• 100+ departments
• 3 campuses
• 50 satellite campuses
• We are 110 years old