African Studies Head of Department
african leadership academy
Gauteng, ZA
8d ago

African Leadership Academy seeks to appoint a highly experienced, Humanities / Social Sciences teacher to its faculty in January 2019.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative teacher and outstanding leader with a demonstrated passion for Africa and a commitment to preparing leaders for the 21st century.


African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting its future leaders.

The Academy was founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development.

ALA seeks to become the training ground for these future leaders. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa.

Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum.

ALA then works with these young leaders throughout their lives as they enable lasting positive change on the African continent.

With its audacious mission and lifelong engagement, ALA is unlike any school in the world. To achieve our mission, we have attracted a diverse staffulty (staff and faculty) of global changemakers : world-

class professionals who share our values and passion for Africa and her youth.


The African Studies Department is looking for an experienced educator to lead curriculum co-ordination and development within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The department seeks a senior faculty member who will inspire our students to become Africanists, support colleagues to develop their practice as they facilitate teaching and learning and identify and pursue opportunities for interdepartmental cooperation.

The African Studies department takes interdisciplinary approach to the Humanities and Social Sciences, fostering students’ ability to understand the continent’s challenges and opportunities from an African perspective.

Focusing on developing research skills, we believe it as essential that students gain knowledge about Africa and understand how Africa’s past has shaped its present as they develop their own visions of Africa’s future.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of passionate African Studies faculty to define the future of this core programme.
  • Work with faculty and department heads to enable a world-leading curriculum and improve interdisciplinary links.
  • Lead engaging courses six days per week (Monday-Saturday) for exceptional students from across Africa.
  • Contribute to holistic student life as a faculty advisor, coach of a team or activity, and tutor on duty.
  • Profile of Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about leading diverse teams and developing younger teachers
  • Strong track record of developing exceptional critical thinking skills with late secondary school students
  • An innovator, who creates an inspirational learning environment and fosters interdisciplinary connections
  • Enjoys engaging in holistic student development.
  • Start Date : January, 2019


    To watch a video about working at ALA, click on https : / / / watch?v TdyJJvbrk4I .

    To apply, visit our careers page at http : / / / get-involved / join-our-team /

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