Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Sociology and Social Anthropology

Lecturer (Sociology) (Ref. LSW17/217/0721)

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  • Teaching and developing undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Involvement in appropriate research;
  • Supervising postgraduate students;
  • Performing relevant administrative and committee duties;
  • Participating in the Department’s pedagogical initiatives;
  • Commitment to community interaction and professional service delivery.


  • Master’s Degree in Sociology or cognate discipline;
  • Strong potential as a researcher;
  • Research publication record;
  • Displaying appropriate communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in quantitative methods;
  • Experience in teaching research methodology, specifically quantitative methods;
  • The ability to provide postgraduate supervision.


  • PhD Degree in Sociology or cognate discipline;
  • Experience in conducting quantitative research, including social surveys and quantitative data analysis;
  • Expertise in the fields of poverty and development/environmental/medical sociology;
  • Demonstrated public engagement research.

Commencement of duties: 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 23 August 2021
Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. L. Heinecken on 021 808 2095, or at Lindy@sun.ac.za
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021808 2753, or at sun-e-hr@sun.ac.za


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