Job Details

  • Reference number: 5492
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 1st
  • Remuneration package: Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only) To be confirmed

Background to Position

Job Purpose:

To provide leadership in the Department of Nursing Sciences with regard to all matters related to research and in particular to teach research methods, co-ordinate research projects and provide supervision and support to students in nursing up to the Doctoral levels. Formal academic and work-based teaching and assessments according to a set syllabus of research methodology in the postgraduate programmes. Supervision of master students within a Primary Health Care approach, to support the department and faculty in pursue of achieving its academic objectives. Academic administration from admission until completions, and contributing to academic initiatives undertaken by the faculty to enhance a Teaching and Learning environment. Contribute in the programme coordination structure of the Department and where applicable teach in the undergraduate programme.

Job Description

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A doctoral degree in Nursing Science or an equivalent qualification.
  • A qualification in nursing education and nursing management.
  • Registered at the South African Nursing Council as a professional nurse and midwife, nurse educator and nurse administrator.
  • At least four (4) years' relevant lecturing experience in Higher Education.
  • Evidence of involvement in postgraduate supervision or a research project.
  • A publication and conference attendance record.

Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lecturing research methodology to nursing science students.
  • Proving postgraduate research supervision and leadership and support in research activities in the Department of Nursing Sciences.
  • Coordinating the postgraduate nursing research subjects requirements up to the doctoral level.
  • Quality assurance principles to be followed in the offering of postgraduate programmes and research methodology. Contribute where needed in the undergraduate programme.
  • Promote scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Establishing and monitoring academic and clinical records and progress of students according to SANC regulations of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and full academic administration of students from admissions to completions.
  • Curriculum development and theoretical and clinical teaching and assessments in the nursing programmes through e.g. monitoring and reporting.
  • Formal academic and clinical development of student learner nurses within a work-integrated learning, person centered and mobile learning environment.
  • Management of and partaking in WIL laboratory activities, following the SANC nursing standards, and coordination of WIL activities of learners.
  • Assist in the Department with educational activities and research where a need is identified by the HoD, to enhance the quality of delivery of programmes.
  • Involvement in community development projects and portfolios in the department, as well as developing partnerships with other institutions.
  • Involvement in professional development and research projects of staff.
  • Coordination and supervision of research activities.
  • Supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Writing of research publications.

Inherent Criteria


  • Appropriate level of academic and WIL knowledge in Nursing education and research methodology within a PHC approach.
  • Ensure that the classroom and WIL settings used for learning and teaching are well equipped.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team as a role-model.
  • Demonstrate planning, organising, leadership and control skills to assist in tasks relating to admission of students to completion of their studies.
  • Computer literacy and implementation thereof in education settings, along with accountability for allocated portfolio under a program coordinator and within the Department.
  • Strong learner centered approach and ability to work in a team and in environment with strong work ethics.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Research development of peers         

Application Requirement

General information:

Closing Date: 13 February 2022

For enquires and assistance with your on-line application, please email Mr Jabu Makhambi, (Human Capital Department)

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.


About Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.