Job Details

  • Reference number: 43/2021/JSM/P7
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: September 8th

Background to Position

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is an academic institution that 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 GaRankuwa (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, research and community engagement within the Department of Chemical Pathology. The incumbent will report to the HOD, and must meet the requirements, competencies and be responsible for the key performance areas below.

Job Description

Key Performance Areas

  • Acts as a Research project leader and conducts appropriate research independently or in collaboration with colleagues within the university in line with University’s strategic objectives
  • Provides postgraduate students with in-depth advanced training and a broad understanding of the subject area, as well as statistical and experimental training (where applicable)
  • Teaching under-graduate and postgraduate students
  • Produces scientifically supported reports for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Writes articles for peer-reviewed journals and presents papers at scientific conferences
  • Contribute to the overall development of SMU and actively improve institutional culture
  • Carry out other functions as may be required by the HOD

Inherent Criteria


  • PhD/Doctorate in Medical Science (Chemical Pathology)
  • At least three (3) to five(5) years teaching experience
  • Evidence in managing a research program and some publications in accredited journal/s
  • Evidence of postgraduate research supervision
  • Sound research background
  • Experience in navigating online with the application of Black Board Collaborate, Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams


  • Computer literacy ( 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.

Closing date: 17 September 2021 

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.