Lecturer in Midwifery


POST NO. 0984

The National University of Lesotho invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Lecturer in Midwifery.

Minimum qualifications and requirements
• A registered nurse who holds a Master degree in Midwifery
• Experience in teaching and / or supervising learners at clinical area/ college/ university.
• Be registered with the National Nursing Council.
• A PhD holder or learner enrolled in PhD will be an added advantage
• Evidence of publication in refereed journals will be another added advantage.

Duties and responsibilities:
The purpose of this position is to design, develop and produce learning and teaching material and deliver either across a range of courses within the subject area. The lecturer will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the National University of Lesotho’s strategy, policy and procedures, contribute to activities which influence leading edge practice and also undertake research activity. The balance of duties and responsibilities may vary over time and will be reviewed as part of the appraisal process.

Teaching and Learning
To contribute to learning, teaching, assessment and on-going curriculum development by involvement as part of a team through:
• The design, preparation and development of course teaching materials;
• The provision of high quality teaching, assessment and support for students’ learning on designated courses;
• The delivery of courses through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and other teaching-learning platforms;
• Assessing courses and providing feedback;
• Participating in the quality enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment activities within the framework of the National University of Lesotho;
• Liaise closely with teaching, technical and administrative staff as appropriate to ensure a quality teaching and learning environment;
• Invigilation, assessment administration and attending progression boards;
• Adopting a reflective approach towards the development of own practice;

• Giving effective advice, guidance and feedback to students to support their academic progress and referring students to support services as appropriate;
• Demonstrates sound management of own teaching and administrative activities.
• Assists in curriculum development and in reviewing and reforming courses and programmes within the Department of Nursing.

Leadership, management and administration
• Liaises with and assist others in the administration and management of courses, programmes and other learning activities.
• Contributes to the administration of the academic programme at campus level. This may include undertaking tasks associated with student recruitment, open days, induction and programme planning; involvement in assessment boards, course development teams etc.
• Assumes a designated leadership role in the relevant academic area as required. This may include the role of course coordinator and/or programme tutor.
• Undertakes personal administrative work through the use of University data management and communication systems.

Research, Scholarship and Consultancy
• Undertakes personal research and/or scholarly activities and/or consultancy contributing to the Department, Faculty and University profile.
• Presents research at national, international conferences, or at other appropriate events.
• Writes papers and submit for publication in leading research journals, or leading national/international conference proceedings or other outputs as appropriate to the discipline.
• To keep abreast of the post holder’s subject area and participate in collaborative research projects appropriate to the discipline.
• To undertake continuous professional development and participate in staff development and training activities to update and enhance skills.
• Identify sources of funding and secure funding for own research programme.
• To supervise students’ scholarship and research activities.
• Enhance research and publications in learners

General Functions
• To participate in the University staff appraisal scheme and other relevant activities.
• To attend meetings and committees as appropriate
• Promote team-building in the Department and Faculty
• Liaises with other departments in the faculty
• Aspire to being a Professor in Nursing.

Required attributes
• Effective oral and written communication
• Effective in managing emergencies
• Change manager
• Good listener and empathizer
• Preceptor for junior staff
• Ability to work under pressure
• Has a will to learn new novelties.

The University offers competitive salaries and other benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Employment Type
Permanent and pensionable/gratuitable terms for Locals, and two Years’

Contract for Non-Locals
Information Required from Candidates
a) Application letters should state relevant qualifications and experience and provide other information that will assist the University to determine the candidate’s suitability for the position.
b) Applicants should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for;
c) Provide current CV’s (including telephone and e-mail) and certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts.
d) Provide names and contact details of three (3) professional referees
e) Certified copy of an Identity Document

The closing date for receiving full applications for the position is 16th April, 2021.

The applications should be emailed to [email protected]

DISCLAIMER: If you do not receive any response within three months after the closing date, you must consider your application unsuccessful.