Lecturer in Classical Culture and Mythologies

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Sep 2022

Lecturer (Faculty of Humanities: Dept of Languages, Cultural Studies & Applied Linguistics)

Advert reference: uj_000723
Advert status: Online
Apply by: 9 September 2022

Position Summary

Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Open to all
Level: Skilled

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description
The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/ ). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

Job Description:

Lecturer in Classical Culture and Mythologies


  • Lecture undergraduate semester modules in Classical Culture and Mythologies.
  • Lecture postgraduate modules in Classical Culture and Mythologies.
  • Develop study guides.
  • Prepare and mark assessments.
  • Manage tutors.
  • Perform administrative tasks.
  • Promote courses in Classical Culture and Mythologies at the university.
  • Supervise postgraduate research dissertations.
  • Conduct research and publish in accredited journals.

Minimum requirements
Minimum Requirements:

  •  A PhD/ Master’s degree with significant progress towards a doctoral degree in Classics or a related discipline.

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Competency in curriculum development.
  • Competency in assessment development.


  • Competency in Blackboard or a related online teaching platform.
  • Specialisation in mythology or ancient culture.
  • Two years’ lecturing experience in Classics or a related discipline.
  • One year’s postgraduate supervision experience.
  • Doctoral degree in Classics or a related discipline.


Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Llewellyn Howes at (011) 559-3597
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Lungisa Zihlangu at (011) 559-2956 (HCM Business Partner)

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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