UCT has been awarded over R10 million to create five new academic posts.
This is in terms of the New Generation of Academics Programme (N-GAP) initiated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as part of its broader Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework. N-GAP seeks to address the challenges of transformation and the aging higher education workforce.
The new posts are in the disciplines of architecture, human biology, African studies, public law and environmental sciences. These posts are among 125 permanent academic posts created at local universities. For the first six years the posts are funded by the DHET, after which the universities takes over funding.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for UCT to appoint young black South African academics through this programme and promote transformation at UCT," said deputy vice-chancellor for institutional innovation, Professor Francis Petersen.
The advertisements for these posts will appear on the UCT website soon.
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