Ref CHS/InfSci/PGA/2011


Two vacancies for Postgraduate Assistants exist in the Department of Information Science


Postgraduate Assistants will be required to register for a Doctoral or Masterís degree at Unisa in the Department of Information Science. Applicants are required to indicate in detail on their CVs the extent to which their qualifications and experience meet the requirements of the post as set out below.


The Degree programme may focus on any one of the following:

         Archives and records management

         Information and communication technologies

         Knowledge Management

         Information organisation and retrieval




(i)    For the doctoral student:

         A relevant masterís degree in Library/Information Science from any Institution recognised by UNISA Senate and with an overall average of 60%,

         Applicants must be South African citizens.


(ii)   For the masterís student:

         An Honours degree (or equivalent) in Library/Information Science from any Institution recognised by UNISA Senate and with an overall average of 60%

         Applicants must be South African citizens.


The successful candidates will:



         Depending on the operational needs of the Department, the successful candidate will be required to perform a variety of tasks, which may include the following:

ō     Assisting researchers with administrative duties regarding research

ō     Participation in appropriate research activities of the Department

ō     Deliver jointly with his/her supervisor, one conference paper annually in his/her area of research and in local conference.

ō     Publish jointly with his/her supervisor, one standard article annually in his/her area of research and in any journal under the name of UNISA as the institutional affiliation.

ō     Conduct limited undergraduate teaching


Assumption of duty: ††† 01 February 2011

Closing date:††† 29 November 2010

Salary:†††††††††††† Will be determined in accordance with the degree registered for

Enquiries:††††††† (012) 429 6071 (Department of Information Science) email:



Any change in conditions of service will only become operative after one calendar month's written notice and will be made in full compliance with the relevant provisions of the Labour Laws.

The prescribed application form must be accompanied by a CV and certified copies of all educational qualifications. Submission of such copies entitles Unisa to authenticate the qualifications without any further consent from the applicant.Applications not on the prescribed application form and submitted without certified copies attached will not be considered. Candidates with foreign qualifications must also submit the South African equivalent of the qualification. These qualifications are evaluated by SAQA. The contact details of three contactable references must be provided.

Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisaís Employment Equity Plan.

We welcome applications from Persons with Disabilities††† See full size image


Applications on the prescribed forms are invited and should be posted to Unisa HR: Staffing, P O Box 392, Unisa, 0003 on or before the closing date.Hand delivered application forms can be deposited into the application boxes situated at the following locations at the Muckleneuk Campus: Theo van Wijk Building, Main Entrance or at the Main Entrance, OR Tambo Building, 3rd Floor.The prescribed application form is obtainable at the counter on the 3rd Floor, OR Tambo Building UNISA, Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria or can be downloaded from on the Internet.

Correspondence will be limited to short‑listed candidates only.If you have not been contacted within 2 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.


(Sgd) Dr V Singh

Executive Director: Human Resources


























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