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

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

06 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018

Faculty of the Humanities Department English Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor Job ID:  2366 Duties and responsibilities: Design undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules in English Literary and Cultural Studies across a range of pe...

Assistant Officer (3 positions)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

13 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018

South Campus Division Access Assistant Officer (post level 13) (contract appointment: 1 year) (3 positions) Job ID:  2383 Duties and responsibilities: Provide general, administrative and organisational support to University Access Programme (UAP) office and...

Senior Director (post level 4)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

13 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018

Vacancy: 2384: Senior Director (post level 4) (contract appointment: 5 years) Faculty: Department: Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning Division: Type: Support Description: Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (DIRAP) Senior Director...

Office Manager, Student Recruitment Services

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

18 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018

Department: Student Recruitment Services Office Manager: Student Recruitment Services (post level 10/11) Job ID: 2391 Duties and responsibilities: Provide high-level administrative support and deliver support on projects. Perform general office administration and m...

Office Assistant

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

19 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences Office Assistant (post level 12) Job ID:  2387   Duties and responsibilities: General Administration:   Provides administrative support to Head of...

Financial Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

21 Jun 2018
26 Jun 2018

Department Student Affairs Division Student Life Financial Officer (post level 10/11) Job ID: 2392   Duties and responsibilities: Manage specific budget processes within Student Affairs. Manage the income and expenditure of specific entities within...

Head Coach Conditioning

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

22 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018

Vacancy: 2397: Head Coach Conditioning (post level 8) Faculty: Department: Kovsie Sport Division: Type: Support Description: Department Kovsie Sport Head Coach Conditioning (post level 8) Job ID: 2397   Duties and responsibilities: Test, evaluate and monitor ath...

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