Cultural studies

Lecturer (Faculty of Humanities: Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics) at the UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Position Summary

Industry: Education and formation

Job category: Education and formation

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration: Market related

EE position: Open to everyone

Level: Qualified


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university, rooted in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on achieving Global Excellence and Stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainability, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision to “position UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) within the context of Africa’s social, political and economic evolution”.

job description

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Job description: Lecturer in classical culture and mythologies


  • Semester modules of undergraduate courses in classical culture and mythologies.
  • Postgraduate course modules in classical culture and mythologies.
  • Develop study guides.
  • Prepare and score 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:

  • A doctorate/master’s degree with significant progress towards a doctorate in classics or a related discipline.

Skills and behavioral attributes: ·

  • Competence in curriculum development.
  • Competence in the development of assessment.


  • Proficiency in Blackboard or related online teaching platform.
  • Specialization in mythology or ancient culture.
  • Two years of experience teaching classics or a related discipline.
  • One year experience in postgraduate supervision.
  • PhD in Classics or related discipline.


Job content inquiries: Professor Llewellyn Howes on (011) 559-3597

Compensation and Benefits Inquiries: Lungisa Zihlangu on (011) 559-2956 (HCM business partner)

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

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