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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Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

15 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017

Department Research Development Postgraduate School Director (post level 5) (contract appointment: 5 years) Ref.: AP501 Duties and responsibilities: Position the university’s postgraduate programme and researcher capacity development programmes at a level ...

Laboratory Technician (post level 10)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Genetics Laboratory Technician (post level 10) Job ID: 1890 Duties and responsibilities: Carry out routine tasks and provide all the required technical support to enable the effective functioning of genetics and ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017

Library and Information Services Library Assistant: Circulations (post level 13) Job ID: 1894 Duties and responsibilities: Deliver effective and efficient frontline services (Lending Services). Organise shelve information resources. Process inter-campus loans...

Financial Officer: Technology Transfer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

21 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017

Directorate Research Development Innovation and Business Development Financial Officer: Technology Transfer (post level 11/10) Job ID: 1896 Duties and responsibilities: Report annual statutory to NIMPO on Intellectual Property protection and maintenance costs in...

Assistant Officer (post level 13)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017

Department Communication and Brand Management Assistant Officer (post level 13) Job ID: 1904 Duties and responsibilities: Market the services of KovsieGear, the merchandise shop on the Bloemfontein campus, to internal and external stakeholders. Organise &nbs...

Senior Assistant Officer (post level 12)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017

Faculty Health Sciences Office of the Dean: Health Sciences Senior Assistant Officer (post level 12) Job ID: 1897 Duties and responsibilities: Compile agendas, record minutes, type and compile correspondence. Record and distribute decisions and resolutions o...

Graphic Designer (post level 10)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017

South Campus IDEAS Lab Graphic Designer (post level 10) Job ID: 1892 Duties and responsibilities: Work as part of a team with open learning designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, web developers and marketing brand specialists within the UFS. ...

ICTISE and IBP Project Coordinator

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017

South Campus IDEAS Lab ICTISE and IBP Project Coordinator (post level 10) Job ID:  1891 Duties and responsibilities: Responsible for ICTISE projects, including Internet Broadcast Project (IBP) related project proposals and tenders documents. Perform m...

Assistant Officer (post level: 13)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017

Department Housing and Residence Affairs Assistant Officer (post level: 13) Job ID: 1900 Duties and responsibilities: Prepare documents for journal transaction. Prepare documents for appointment of Residence Committees. Keep record of all Residence Committee m...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

27 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017

Centre for Teaching and Learning Intern: Programme for Academic Student Success (PASS) (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 1902 The purpose of the internship programme is to offer graduates (diploma/degree) with no relevant work experience the opportunity to obtain practical ...

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