Job Details

  • Reference number: 36/2021/JSM/P8/P7
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: September 7th

Background to Position

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) offers professional health sciences training and education in a range of fields through excellence in teaching, learning, innovative research and community engagement. SMU is situated in Ga-Rankuwa (North of Pretoria) and the following position(s) is/are currently available:

The School of Medicine is looking for an energetic individual with meticulous attention to detail who will be responsible for teaching, learning and research within the Department of Anatomy and Histology. The incumbent will report to the HOD: Anatomy, and must meet the requirements, competencies and be responsible for the key performance areas below.

Job Description


  • Formal instruction in the undergraduate and postgraduate Medical, Dental, Science and Health Care Science students in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Neuro-Anatomy and Embryology, as well as conducting practicals
  •  Supervise postgraduate students
  •  Co-ordinate undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  •  Develop undergraduate and post graduate modules, and perform individual research
  •  Participate in departmental research activities
  •  Publish research articles in SAPSE accredited journals and present papers at scientific conferences
  •  Act as a research project leader and conduct appropriate research independently or in collaboration with colleagues within the university in line with University’s strategic objectives
  •  Contribute to the overall development of SMU and actively improve institutional culture
  •  Perform any other academic and research duties as maybe assigned by the HOD and/or Dean of School

Inherent Criteria


Senior Lecturer

  • PhD in Anatomy
  • A full Anatomy course (Gross anatomy, Histology and Embryology) should have been covered at undergraduate level
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in postgraduate teaching of Anatomy courses
  • Experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Evidence of at least three (3) publications in SAPSE accredited journals in Anatomy or any field of Medicine or Dentistry
  • Evidence of successful curriculum development and academic management
  • Experience in managing research programs and postgraduate student supervision
  • Experience in development and reviewing of research proposals


  • Masters degree in Anatomy
  • A full anatomy course (Gross anatomy, Histology and Embryology) should have been covered at undergraduate level
  • Equivalent degrees may be considered, provided Anatomy is a major course of the basic degree
  • At least two (2) years’ experience teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Research publications will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of e-learning will be a strong recommendation


  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills, with a sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and competency of ITS
  • Experience in navigating online platforms such as BlackBoard Collaborate, Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams
  • Good writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Client service orientation
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure 

Application Requirement

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • An abbreviated (no more than two pages) curriculum vitae
  • A self-evaluation of your suitability for appointment
  • Your vision for the portfolio
  • The names and contact details of at least three referees (provided that the University reserves the right to appoint and consult its own referees)
  • An indication in writing that you accept the applicable Appointment Regulation and Procedure of the University (this can be a sentence in your cover letter).
  • Original Certified copies of all your educational qualifications including your matric / Grade 12 Certificate
  • Proof of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable)
  • Original Certified copy of your ID

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

About Sefako Makgatho University

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa and later as a campus of the University of Limpopo. It is named after South African ANC leader Sefako Makgatho.