Job Details

  • Reference number: E220161
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: March 18th
  • Remuneration package: At Lecturer level: is between R 300 964 and R402 692 (50% FTE). At Senior Lecturer level: is between R336 055 and R453 897 (50% FTE).

Background to Position

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health is seeking to appoint a part-time (20 hours per week) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer to support the development and delivery of the PGDip in Public Mental Health, and to conduct other postgraduate supervision in the Centre. The PGDip comprises coursework delivered on an online platform with students completing the programme remotely. This will be a 4-year fixed term contract.

(Part-time – 20 Hours per week; 4-year contract)

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate online material development workshops with PGDip faculty.
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of material for the PGDip programme.
  • Coordinate the annual recruitment and selection of students for the PGDip in Public Mental Health.
  • Coordinate the teaching and assessment for the PGDip programme.
  • Teach aspects pf the programme and facilitate live online learning sessions.
  • Monitor student progress and engagement, and provide support for PGDip students.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities. • Supervise MPhil students for those who have completed a Masters/PhD degree.
  • Facilitate collegial relations and team building both at UCT and internationally

Inherent Criteria

Requirements include:

At Lecturer level:

  •  A Masters degree (completed or nearing completion) in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public health, social science).
  •  Experience in either or both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  •  At least 3 years of experience working in public health or mental health in low resource settings.
  • Evidence of a publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals would be an advantage.

At Senior Lecturer level:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public health, social science).
  • Skilled in one or both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • At least 3 years of experience working in public health or mental health research in low resource settings.
  • Evidence of a publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals.

At both levels:

  • Experience of student teaching and supervision at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. Experience in curriculum development, online facilitation and/or supervising postgraduate research at a Masters level would be an advantage. 

Application Requirement

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

  • UCT Application Form (download at
  • Motivation letter that speaks to the requirements of the position, and
  • 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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo an assessment.

Telephone: 021 650 3003                             Website:

Reference number: E220161                        Closing date: 10 April 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.