Job Details

  • Reference number: NW02/176/0623
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 19th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Science

Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science 

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science

Ref. NW02/176/0623 

The Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science is a research-intensive department with a large number of postgraduate research students. The Department has excellent research facilities and equipment, including state-of-the-art 400 and 600 MHz liquid- and 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectroscopy instruments equipped with autosamplers and external reaction monitoring capabilities, and extensive X-ray diffraction, chromatographic, MS and spectroscopic instruments. The Analytical Division of the Department has well-established expertise in separation science and molecular (NMR) spectroscopy. We are seeking a dynamic person who can contribute to the research activities within the Division and Department, as well as contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate Analytical Chemistry and service modules.

Job Description


  • Undertaking and supervising Analytical research activities, potentially in collaboration with other research groups in the Department;
  • Teaching Analytical Chemistry at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Undertaking responsibilities and duties at Departmental and Faculty level as needed.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements:

Senior Lecturer: 

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry(or a closely related field);
  • Proven high level expertise in the use of advanced Analytical Chemistry techniques;
  • Evidence of a coherent body of published work in the field of Analytical Chemistry as first or principal (corresponding) author in leading international journals;
  • The proven ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate Analytical Chemistry courses;
  • Proven ability to secure research funding to establish a viable research group, or proven leadership and mentoring of a research team;
  • Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching;
  • Verbal and written fluency in English.


  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry (or a closely related field);
  • Proven expertise in the use of advanced Analytical Chemistry techniques;
  • The potential to teach undergraduate and postgraduate Analytical Chemistry courses;
  • Publications in leading international journals in the field of Analytical Chemistry;
  • Demonstrated potential to develop an active research programme;
  • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English.


NRF rating;

A research focus in molecular spectroscopy, especially NMR;

Demonstrated potential to develop an innovative teaching programme (Lecturer);

Potential to secure research funding (Lecturer);

Post-doctoral or appropriate academic/industrial research experience;

The ability to teach in Afrikaans.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Peter Mallon on 021 808 2971, 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 July 2023

Closing Date:         23 June 2023

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE). In accordance with the institutional EE Plan of the University and that of the specific environment, only South African citizens from the designated groups will be considered for appointment.


Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.


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. The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations. 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.