Job Details

  • Reference number: NW08/246/0823
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: September 15th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics Division


Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Department of Mathematical Sciences

Ref. NW08/246/0823


The incumbent will be part of the Mathematics Division in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and will teach Mathematics to students selected for the Extended Curriculum Programmes. These programmes include a foundation year as preparation for their first year of their various programmes in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and AgriSciences.

Job Description


  • Teaching Introductory Mathematics offered as part of the Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) in collaboration with a team responsible for the ECP offered by the Faculty of Science;
  • Developing, coordinating, and supervision of learning, teaching, and assessment activities (including tutorials);
  • Continuous development of the curriculum for appropriate integration with programmes in science, engineering, and agrisciences;
  • Involvement with the first-year Mathematics modules.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements:

  • A PhD in Mathematics or Mathematics Education;
  • Proven record of teaching experience in undergraduate Mathematics;
  • Experience and skills in teaching students requiring additional support;
  • Experience using educational technology;
  • Good communication skills;
  • The ability to fluently present lectures in both English and Afrikaans.

For appointment as Senior Lecturer:

  • Proven record of lecturing and assessment of undergraduate Mathematics;
  • Experience as a module convenor or coordinator;
  • Proven record of curriculum development;
  • Evidence of a research profile in Mathematics and/or Mathematics Education and/or scholarly teaching in Mathematics;
  • Evidence of significant professional development in teaching and learning;
  • Involvement in initiatives to advance Mathematics as subject.


  • Knowledge of the school syllabus in Mathematics.

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Ingrid Rewitzky on 021 808 3289, 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: 01 January 2024

Closing Date: 18 September 2023

Application Requirement

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.


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.