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

05 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Centre for Teaching and Learning Unit for Language Development Qwaqwa Campus Facilitator (Units) (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 2163   Duties and responsibilities: Facilitate an academic literacy course in English for 4 hours per week (...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Centre for Teaching and Learning Unit for Language Development Welkom Campus Facilitator (Units) (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 2162   Duties and responsibilities: Facilitate an academic literacy course in English for 4 hours per week (...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

08 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Top Management Vice-Rector: Academic (contract appointment: 5 years) Ref.: AP533   The University of the Free State is one of the oldest universities in South Africa producing graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised, locally applicable and underpin...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Faculty of Law Department of Mercantile Law Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor Job ID: 2132 This post was previously advertised.  All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previou...

Senior Officer: Professional Services

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

12 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department of Genetics Senior Officer: Professional Services (post level 9) Job ID:  2164   Duties and responsibilities: Operate the ABI3500 Genetic Analyser (sequencer) in the department, and assume respons...

Officer: Client Services

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

15 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

  Department Finance Division Student Finance Qwaqwa Campus Officer: Client Services (post level 11/10) Job ID: 2160   Duties and responsibilities: Assist with student registrations. Handle account enquiries. Jo...

Research and Centre Project Administrator

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

15 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018

Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development (CRHED) Research and Centre Project Administrator (post level 11/10) (contract appointment: 2 years, 6 months) Job ID: 2169   Duties and responsibilities: Oversee and perform all administrative func...

Academic Facilitator x2

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Part time

15 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018

Faculty of the Humanities Department Psychology Academic Facilitator (2 positions) (25 hours per week) (academic year) Job ID: 2168   Duties and responsibilities: Facilitate the Skills and Competencies for Lifelong Learning module and/or the Psycho...

Alumni Officer

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

15 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018

Department Institutional Advancement Alumni Officer: (post level 11/10) Job ID: 2170   Duties and responsibilities: Plan and deliver programmes, initiatives and events designed to involve alumni (particularly young alumni) and cultivate support for the un...

Intern: Department Institutional Advancement

University of the Free State

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

16 Jan 2018
23 Jan 2018

Department Institutional Advancement Intern: (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 2171   Duties and responsibilities:   Gain exposure in the following areas: Manage the relationship between students and the university after graduatio...

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