Job Details

  • Reference number: E210371
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: November 30th
  • Remuneration package: The annual cost of employment for 2021, including benefits, is between R 572 174 and R 765 575

Background to Position

The Division of Physiotherapy seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to the position of Lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy for a full-time 3-year contract. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate teaching and strengthening of the Physiotherapy Clinical Programme through academic leadership. The incumbent will also be expected to support the undergraduate programme while developing their own research interests, and to contribute to Divisional and Departmental activities

Job Description


• Undergraduate academic teaching and provide guidance in undergraduate clinical curriculum development.

• Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

• Maintain own research programme to encourage evidence-based practice in both teaching and clinical practice.

• Administrative and management duties at Divisional and Departmental levels (2nd to 4th year UG students, ad hoc staff, clinical educators, liaison with clinical staff and all site managers at all clinical sites and clinical activity implementations at respective clinical sites)

• Participate in socially responsive activities aligned with the university’s vision and mission.

Inherent Criteria


• Masters in Physiotherapy or an equivalent degree

• 2 years minimum experience in teaching and clinical supervision of students

• 5 years clinical experience (inclusive of community service) • Provide mentoring support

• Excellent interpersonal abilities

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Registered as a Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The following will be advantageous:

• Work experience at an academic institution

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi:

  • UCT Application Form (download at
  • A letter of motivation detailing suitability for this post
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlist candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo assessments/do a presentation not exceeding 20 minutes.

Telephone: 021 650 3003 Website:

Reference number: E210371

Closing date: 12 January 2022

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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.