Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV03/190/0623
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 5th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Educational Psychology

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer: Department of Educational Psychology

Ref. OPV03/190/0623

Job Description


  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in educational psychology and learning support;
  • Participating in the development and assessment of teaching and learning opportunities;
  • Research and publication in areas of specialisation;
  • Supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Participating in social impact projects and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
  • Performing academic and programme management functions.

Inherent Criteria


  • A relevant Doctoral qualification;
  • An appropriate teaching qualification;
  • A strong academic record, including international collaborations;
  • Evidence of a publications record in educational psychology (for appointment as Associate Professor), or at least some publications (for appointment as Senior Lecturer);
  • Evidence of a supervision record at Master's and PhD levels (for appointment as Associate Professor), or postgraduate mentorship and supervision (for appointment as Senior Lecturer);
  • Sound expertise in and experience of educational research, learning support, psychology of education and educational psychology;
  • Thorough knowledge of educational changes, policy and context, as well as knowledge of the educational psychology context in South Africa;
  • Relevant teaching and training experience at tertiary level;
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, online teaching platforms, etc.);
  • Commitment to further research;
  • The willingness and ability to attend and present papers at national and international conferences.


•  NRF grading recommended at Associate Professor level.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Anthony Brown on 021 808 2304, 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

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.


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.