Job Details

  • Reference number: E210394
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: November 30th
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration packages for 2021, including benefits, is R 765 575 for Lecturer level and R921 012 for Senior Lecturer level

Background to Position

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is a large and dynamic department with over thirty permanent academic staff. We seek to make one new appointment in Applied Mathematics at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. As this appointment is linked to the South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology, applicants should be in a closely related field (theoretical high energy physics, cosmology, astrophysics, or gravity). 

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and developing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (within and beyond the Faculty of Science).
  • Developing and pursuing an active research program, including supervising postgraduate students.
  • Course convening, departmental and faculty administrative duties.

Inherent Criteria

Requirements include:


  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, or Astronomy with research expertise in one of the previously mentioned areas, a sustained record of peer reviewed research outputs, and some experience lecturing at undergraduate level.

Senior Lecturer:

  • As for Lecturer, but also an established independent research record, successful supervision of postgraduate students, and significant experience lecturing a range of undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses (including course development). Postdoctoral experience is an advantage

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Natasha Khan.

UCT Application Form (download at )

• A letter of motivation

• your CV (including a complete list of publications), and,

• clearly articulated Teaching and Research statement

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: E210394

Closing date: 31 January 2022

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About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.