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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Head: Student Administration (post level 6)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Dec 2016
17 Feb 2017

Department Student Academic Services Head: Student Administration (post level 6) Job ID: 1806 Duties and responsibilities: Lead the student administration units in order to provide strategic direction and alignment to the University’s plans. Lead innovation ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

20 Dec 2016
17 Feb 2017

Department Student Academic Services Head: Applications, Admissions and Certification (post level 6) Job ID: 1809 Duties and responsibilities: Lead the Applications, Admissions and Certification Units in order to provide strategic direction and alignment to the Univer...

Assistant Officer (post level 13)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

10 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017

Faculty Health Sciences Department Physiotherapy Assistant Officer (post level 13) Job ID: 1804 Duties and responsibilities: Manage the diary and electronic diary of the Academic Dead of Department. Arrange meetings, functions, venues and catering. Hand...

Lecturer in Accounting

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

10 Jan 2017
17 Feb 2017

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences School of Accountancy Lecturer in Accounting Job ID: 1697 Duties and responsibilities: Participate actively in teaching under- and postgraduate modules in Accounting. Stimulate research at postgraduate level. P...

Data Manager / Analyst (post level 9)

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

11 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017

Centre for Teaching and Learning Data Manager / Analyst (post level 9) Job ID: 1818 This post was previously advertised.  All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

11 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Centre for Development Support (CDS) Officer (40 hours per week) (post level 11) (contract appointment: 20 months) (2 positions) Job ID: 1827 Duties and responsibilities: Code MISC videos for the project titled: &ldquo...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

11 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Centre for Development Support (CDS) Assistant Officer (40 hours per week) (post level 13) (contract appointment: 2 years) Job ID: 1826 Duties and responsibilities: Conduct KABC interviews and other interviews for the ...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Part time

12 Jan 2017
25 Jan 2017

Faculty Health sciences Department of Physiotherapy Junior Lecturer (20 hours per week) Job ID: 1828 PLEASE NOTE: The position is externally funded and the continued employment is dependent on the availability of funds. Duties and responsibilities: ...

Lecturer / Medical Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017

Faculty Health Sciences School of Medicine Lecturer / Medical Officer Job ID: 1830 Duties and responsibilities: Teach healthcare related clinical skills to undergraduate medical students. Lecture and facilitate group work and train clinical skills. Plan...

Lecturer in Accounting and Auditing

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences School for Accounting Lecturer in Accounting and Auditing Job ID: 1829 Duties and responsibilities: Participate actively in teaching under- and postgraduate modules in Auditing and Accounting. Stimulate research at...

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