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

30 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018

Faculty Education School of Education Studies Lecturer/Senior Lecturer:  Education Management, Leadership and Policy Studies   Duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Education Management, Leadership and Policy Studie...

Senior Lecturer - Africa and Gender Studies

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

31 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018

Senior Lecturer Humanities Centre for Gender and Africa Studies Senior Lecturer   Job ID: 2423   Duties and responsibilities: Contribute to postgraduate programmes in Africa and Gender Studies through teaching and curriculum design. Eng...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Teach and assess undergraduate and postgraduate students in Mercantile Law. Provide study leadership at postgraduate level. Initiate, sustain and provide quality research outputs. Participate in community engagement initiatives where possib...

nGAP Lecturer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate modules in mainly, but not limited to, Public Financial Management and Supply Chain Management. Provide guidance for the short research reports to be completed by the Honours students. Contribute to the department’s research ou...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Present lectures, tutorials, small group discussions in Human Physiology for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Facilitate small group discussions and practical sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate stu...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Lecture modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Perform high quality research in the field of Biochemistry. Supervise honours, masters, and doctoral students. Perform ad-hoc tasks as prescribed by the Head of Department. Assist...

Academic Head of Department

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Provide academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establish the department as a leader in the discipline vis - à - vis competing international entities. The Academic Head of Department is directly responsible for: ...

Mechanical Administrative Technician

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Inspect workmanship and all technical aspects and report to Section Head. Responsible for work task operations on daily basis. Responsible for quality control. Assist with signing off jobs. Perform administrative tasks (e.g. Job request...

Language Practitioner

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

Duties and responsibilities:   Responsible for language editing of English minutes and agendas, as well as other administrative and policy documents. Translate documents from Afrikaans into English, or from English into Afrikaans, when required. Provide assistance with langu...

Dean - Faculty of Theology and Religion

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018

The Dean is responsible for providing intellectual, academic, managerial and administrative leadership to achieve the UFS strategic goals at faculty level.   Duties and responsibilities: Responsible for leadership and management of the Faculty of Theology and Religion in re...

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