Proffer/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer – Social Work

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Proffer/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer - Social Work

  • Post Date:September 8, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Africa University, a Pan African and United Methodist Church Related Institution in Zimbabwe, invites applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following strategic positions: PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER -SOCIAL WORK

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education (CSSTHE) the Lecturer in Social Work main role will be that of teaching and most importantly, conducting solution-oriented research that will lead to innovation, industrialization and commercialization, in line with our policy of education 5.0.

This post is currently on offer to suitably qualified and experienced candidates with the following competencies:


  • A doctoral degree in Social Work
  • A master degree holder with a proof of registration as a PhD. candidate in Social Work
  • At least 7 years teaching experience at undergraduate, graduate or tertiary level.
  • Knowledge of and experience in human rights humanitarian law and children’s rights and the policy developments affecting social work professionals in the African Region
  • At least 7 years of research experience in the broader fields of Social Work, Clinical Social Work addiction counseling, victim counseling, Social Work in Prisons, Army the Police and Air force and related fields and demonstration of ability 10 contribute to the College’s research and innovation profile
  • Good writing and analytical skills
  • Experience in grant writing and with links to the funding world
  • Experience in leading large complex multi-disciplinary disruptive, innovative and collaborative researches
  • Advocacy experience in the areas of social work and human,’child rights will be an added advantage
  • Proven strong networking skills and links with the local, regional and international donor agencies.
  • Be conversant with United Nations and regional instruments and institutions on Social Work issues.
  • Ability to work as a team and respect for cultural diversity.
  • International and regional experience working on the Social Work arena will be considered an advantage
  • Experience of working with multi-lateral, government or non-governmental organisations


  • Develop and update curricula in Social Work and related fields.
  • Teach Undergraduate, Masters of Social Work courses and related courses, and supervise PhD candidates within the College
  • Conduct and publish applied research on social work
  • Undertake advocacy and education awareness work on social work
  • Mentor, supervise and train students in Social Work promotion and policy development.
  • Supervise students’ research projects and dissertations.
  • Engage in scholarly research academic activities in the broader fields of Law, Social sciences/‘Social Work and related fields
  • Promote public and outreach events in the integrated discipline of Social Work and related fields.
  • Facilitate training, workshops, seminars and executive courses in Social Work and related fields
  • Develop, write grant proposals and coordinate projects and programmes in Social Work/Child Rights and related fields in CSSTHE programmes
  • Attend and contribute in CSSTHE meetings and University Committee meetings.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of how gender and policy issues impact Social Work issues.


Applicants should submit their applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars including, full name, place of birth and date of birth, certified proof of qualifications, employment history and experience, contact details, names and contact details of three referees to:

Assistant Registrar, Human Resources & Administration
Africa University
P. O. Box 1320

Or email to: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 10 August 2021

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.