Job Details

  • Reference number: TGB16/115/0423
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 29th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Global Health

Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: Department of Global Health

Ref. TGB16/115/0423

Stellenbosch University is an inclusive, innovative and future focused institution, a place of discovery and excellence where both staff and students are thought leaders in advancing knowledge in the service of all stakeholders. We are seeking someone who will enhance our position as a leading Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty through teaching, research and service delivery.

The Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CDRS) is uniquely positioned as an interdisciplinary environment in which researchers from across various disciplines offer comprehensive inter-professional and intersectoral disability and rehabilitation-related knowledge translation, management, education and engagement in training programmes, research, and research development for all relevant professionals. 

The Centre strongly advocates for an understanding of disability and rehabilitation as a transformation and social justice issue. The Centre) is advertising for a Senior Lecturer / Lecturer with special focus on Assistive Technology (AT) to join the staff of the CDRS in driving teaching and learning, research, and social impact at postgraduate level.

Job Description


  • Strengthening the academic programmes offered by the CDRS with a specific focus on developing a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Assistive Technology;
  • Undertaking teaching, learning and assessment within academic programmes of the CDRS and renewed MBChB curriculum using innovative methods;
  • Coordinating relevant evaluation and research activities to inform the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning initiatives;
  • Leading and coordinating disability and rehabilitation research within the CDRS¿s strategic research focus areas;
  • Actively publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Providing research supervision and mentorship to staff and postgraduate students;
  • Organising CPD activities, short courses and seminars in relevant topics;
  • Fostering collaboration and engagements with units in the Faculty, University, and other educational and research institutions;
  • Securing funding to support research, training, or service.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree in health sciences or a disability and rehabilitation related field;
  • Expertise and experience in mentoring and facilitating learning and assessment in postgraduate disability and rehabilitation studies;
  • Expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Evidence of postgraduate research supervision;
  • Experience in teaching and coordination of postgraduate programmes;
  • Evidence of established regional and international collaborations within the area of Assistive Technology;
  • A publication record in disability and rehabilitation studies;
  • Project management, coordination, and networking skills;
  • The ability to work independently and in a team


  • PhD in health sciences or a disability and rehabilitation related field;
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining funding for research;
  • Proven record of scholarly and scientific achievement and the ability to maintain it;
  • Track record of research on teaching and learning in disability and rehabilitation studies;
  • Experience in developing a curriculum;
  • An interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Lieketseng Ned on 021 938 9615 , or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at

Commencement Date:  1 January 2024

Closing Date:  30 June 2023

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University.


Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.