Forensic Science Lecturer: vacancy at UFS

THE FOLLOWING ADVERTISEMENT FOR A FORENSIC SCIENCE LECTURER HAS BEEN POSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE. Should you wish to apply for this post, please read the below instructions carefully on how to apply to the UFS:

N1304-009: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Forensic Science)

Faculty: Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Department: Genetics
Type: Academic
Description: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Genetics
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Forensic Science) – Ref.: N1304-009



Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules and learning programs in Forensic Science.
  • Teaching and learning modules in Forensic Science.
  • Research in Forensic Science.
  • Develop equipped laboratory (s) for Forensic Science.
  • Responsible for selection of undergraduate students for Forensic Science.
  • Liaise with the SAPD’s forensic laboratories.
  • Administration of Forensic Science.

Inherent requirements:

Hold a masters’ degree in Physics or Forensic Science and be required to enrol for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
A good academic record, and qualifications completed in the minimum degree period.
Senior Lecturer:
Hold a doctoral degree in Physics or Forensic Science.
Hold an NRF rating OR demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating within the next five (5) years.
Experience of research in any Ballistics related field.
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability function with ease in the University’s parallel and multicultural work environment.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Good organisational skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Valid driver’s license.

Forensic Hons Student at the UFS

Forensic Hons Student at the UFS

Teaching experience and experience in obtaining research funds.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible

Closing date:
22 April 2013

The salary scale is available on request.  For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9339/9329.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post.  The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act.  Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned Act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

Applications must be addressed to Human Resources Department, George du Toit Building, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300 or applications can be submitted at the Human Resources Department, George du Toit Administration building, 2nd floor.  Please note that applications send by fax or e-mail will not be considered.

All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae
  2. An abridged curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
  3. Full details of three referees
  4. Certified copies of qualifications
  5. Certified copy of identity document (ID)

Please indicate the reference number and the post you are applying for on the cover letter of your application.  Applications with no reference number will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date of applications, you may accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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