Job Details

  • Reference number: 37/2021/JSM/P8
  • 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 Physiology. The incumbent will report to the HOD, and must meet the requirements, competencies and be responsible for the key performance areas below. 

Job Description


  • Teach at undergraduate and supervise postgraduate level
  • 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



  • A Masters degree in Physiology or Biochemistry or equivalent qualification
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in the discipline of Human Physiology
  • Research experience
  • An interest to enrolling in further postgraduate studies will be a strong recommendation
  • Experience in navigating online platforms such as BlackBoard Collaborate, Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to teach (using Blended learning) at all levels  Willing and able to work beyond normal working hour


  • Ability to work in a team
  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills, with a sound knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and competency of ITS
  • 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.