Job Details

  • Reference number: 5484
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 1st
  • Remuneration package: To be confirmed. Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)

Background to Position

Job Purpose:

To lecture and contribute to curriculum development in undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Marine Science, while providing support to the Department in pursuit of its objectives in teaching and learning, work integrated learning, research, and community engagement.

Job Description

Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities:

  • Teach the subjects: Marine Science I-III and Marine Technology, Physical Oceanography, Ocean Instrumentation, and other subjects related to Marine Science offered by the Department of Conservation and Marine Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Perform appropriate academic and administrative duties in the Department
  • Participate in curriculum development
  • Perform student assessment
  • Participate in research
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance activities of the Department
  • Monitor and assess work integrated learning
  • Develop and maintain linkages with industry and professional bodies
  • Assist with marketing and recruitment activities
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by the Head of Department

Inherent Criteria

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters degree in Marine Science / Physical Oceanography (Base qualification: Oceanography)
  • At least two years’ relevant working experience, one of which must be in teaching in a tertiary institution


  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous learning
  • Strong learner focus
  • Communication and Coaching skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Ocean data analysis

Application Requirement

General Information:

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.