Job Details

  • Reference number: TGB05/216/0723
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 3rd

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Family and Emergency Medicine

Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care

Lecturer: Family Medicine and Primary Care (Job Grade 8)

(Permanent appointment dependent on external funding)

Ref. TGB05/216/0723

Stellenbosch University (SU) 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.


The Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at SU focuses on education, research, and service delivery. At an undergraduate level, the Division is instrumental in teaching and training on primary healthcare and district health services for the MBChB programme. At a postgraduate level, the Division trains specialists in family medicine and has PhD, MPhil, and Diploma programmes. Key research interests are non-communicable diseases, community-orientated primary care, and family medicine education. Many of the staff are joint staff with the Department of Health and Wellness and are engaged with service delivery as well as policy development.


Kindly note that the incumbent will perform part of their duties at the Rural Clinical School in Worcester.

Job Description


Clinical training of undergraduate MBChB students: 

  • Coordinating middle phase medical student clinical rotations;
  • Assisting with the coordination of late phase medical student clinical rotations;
  • Contributing to development and later coordination of modules within the new MBChB    curriculum and, in particular, the final year Distributed Apprenticeship clinical rotation;
  • Providing clinical training and clinical teaching on family medicine and primary healthcare.

Supporting the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care: 

  • Collaborating for applied research projects;
  • Supporting assessments of the students as needed;
  • Supporting teaching of other students as needed, including postgraduate students.

Inherent Criteria


  • Registered as a medical practitioner with the HPCSA;
  • At least three years’ clinical experience in family medicine, district health services, or primary healthcare;
  • The ability to effectively coordinate teams of people and complex projects;
  • Proven excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.


  • Qualification in health professions education or family medicine;
  • Experience of clinical training or clinical teaching;
  • Experience of participating in or performing research.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. B Mash on 021 938 9170, 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:                 18 August 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.


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.