Job Details

  • Reference number: EBW01/238/0823
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: September 15th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Department Industrial Psychology


Professor / Associate Professor: Department of Industrial Psychology

Ref. EBW01/238/0823

The Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University aspires to position its graduates in the market as professional and scientifically informed human resource practitioners and industrial psychologists. Applications are invited from senior and experienced individuals.

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Job Description


  • Providing academic and managerial leadership to the Department;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the full spectrum of industrial psychology;
  • Postgraduate supervision and research;
  • Publishing research results in accredited journals;
  • Presenting papers at national and international conferences;
  • Participating in internal and external service rendering and social impact programmes/activities and interventions relevant to the academic rank.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements:

  • A doctorate degree in Industrial Psychology;
  • Professional registration with the Professional Board for Psychology as an industrial psychologist; 
  • Proven record of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;
  • Evidence of completed research supervision of master’s and doctoral students relevant to the academic rank;
  • Recognised research outputs and impact commensurate with appointment as professor/associate professor.


  • Experience in managerial and/or leadership roles;
  • Evidence of national and/or international recognition as a researcher through peer reviews or NRF rating;
  • National and international involvement in scientific networks to contribute towards knowledge production and dissemination;
  • Willingness to act as chair of the Department.

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof A Odendaal on 021 808 3001, 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 February 2024

Closing Date: 22 September 2023

Application Requirement

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.