Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV02/200/0623
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 12th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Education Policy Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer: Philosophy of Education

Ref. OPV02/200/0623

The Department of Education Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University is a research-intensive department. Its activities are informed by the following strategic orientations:

  • A strong alignment between the Department's research agenda, teaching and service priorities and the University's vision and strategic objectives;
  • Emphasis on integrating research, teaching and service;
  • Epistemology and knowledge construction as central concerns;
  • A strong culture of debate and critical deliberation;
  • Active promotion of diversity among staff and students;
  • Strong national and international networks;
  • Research focus areas of intellectual relevance in the fields of education, development, democracy and leadership

Job Description


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the development of theoretical frameworks, content and assessment strategies;
  • Research and publications;
  • Student supervision and co-supervision;
  • Evaluation of teaching practice.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements:

  • PhD, with a specialisation in Philosophy of Education;
  • An undergraduate teaching qualification;
  • Teaching experience in higher education;
  • Evidence of a publications record in Philosophy of Education (for appointment as Professor /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 Professor / Associate Professor), or postgraduate mentorship and supervision (for appointment as Senior Lecturer).


  • For appointment as Professor / Associate Professor, an NRF rating;
  • Experience and knowledge of contemporary debates in education and policy studies in South Africa;
  • Evidence of trans-disciplinary collaborations;
  • Evidence of international networking (conferences, projects, research outputs) will be advantageous at Senior Lecturer level.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Nuraan Davids on 021 808 2877, 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:                 25 July 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.

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.