Opportunity: 6 month teaching position in Anthropology at WITS

6 MONTH TEACHING POSITION – ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND. Applications close on 22 November 2020. Please send you applications to Julia.Hornberger@wits.ac.za

One of the most dynamic Anthropology departments in Africa is looking to fill a 6-month teaching position starting in January 2020. The applicant will be teaching a 3rd year undergraduate course and/or a Masters’ course on a topic related to his or her expertise. Applicants are welcome to apply for the teaching of either or both courses. The successful applicant should have a PhD in hand or should be in the post-fieldwork/writing up phase of their PhD.

The incumbent will be expected to design the curriculum/curricula, deliver the undergraduate lectures and/or conduct weekly postgraduate seminars, consult with students registered for the course(s), and mark the required coursework and examination(s). The Anthropology Department will provide guidance if and where needed.

Qualification: PhD in hand or PhD candidate in the post-fieldwork/writing up phase of their PhD.


1) CV

2) motivation letter,

3) short description and draft outline and reading list of possible cours(es) (3rd Year and/or MA) to be taught,

4)  one recommendation letter (confirming the stage in the PhD process in the case of PhD candidates)

Enquiries – for further information please contact Julia Hornberger, Head of Anthropology, at Julia.Hornberger@wits.ac.za

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

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