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Our vision is to be foremost in the generation and advancement of locally responsive and globally engaged knowledge that seeks to create a just and sustainable society.
Our mission is to provide transformative education, rigorous scholarship and research that Seeks to produce knowledge that advances the frontiers of science, human understanding and wisdom. Cultivates knowledgeable and skilled graduates, innovative and critical problem-solvers; caring and engaged citizens; responsible, courageous and ethical leaders. Enables and drives environmental sustainability, equitable and inclusive social and economic development based on respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships with diverse communities.
Rhodes University is a small University, with a strong reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Being a small university, our professional staff members as well as our executive and academic leadership teams, are easily accessible. Our dedicated staff members offer a personal touch, making your experience at the University that much more positive. 
Our core values and principles are the foundation of our commitment to creating a positive, supportive, and enabling environment. These values guide our decisions, actions, and how we engage with each other as we work to achieve our vision and mission.

Our values are:

We shall always endeavour to accomplish our mission and purpose with quality, thoroughness/rigour and distinction and will always strive for continuous improvement in all that we do.

We are committed to working together, harnessing our diversity, to maintain a rich social, cultural and intellectual space that facilitates a sense of belonging, independent thinking, freedom of expression and shared decision-making.

We acknowledge that diversity is a wellspring of vitality, creativity, excellence and transformation. We are committed to attracting and supporting a diverse staff and student population with diverse ideas, perspectives and lived experience.

We are committed to treating one another in a caring, respectful, humane, empathetic and understanding manner.

We are committed to ensuring that the inherent dignity of each person is observed and that we treat one another in an open, thoughtful and ethical manner.

We are committed to acting in a fair, honest and sincere manner while also upholding the highest standard of ethical behaviour.

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Perks & Benefits

Rhodes University health suite gym
Sabbatical: Take some time to focus on your research and build on your scholarly work
Generous parental leave
Medical aid and Retirement fund
Remission of fees: Enjoy financial support while you and your dependents pursue your academic goals
Relocation assistance for newly appointed staff members