Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref. TGB05/248/0923
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: October 3rd

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Family and Emergency Medicine

Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer and Head of Emergency Medicine

(Professional Equivalent Specialist / Head of a Clinical Unit)

Ref. TGB05/248/0923

Stellenbosch University 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. In partnership with the Western Cape Government, Department of Health, we are seeking an incumbent who will provide vision and leadership that will enhance our position as a leading Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Appointment is on the joint establishment of Stellenbosch University and the Western Cape Government, Department of Health, on the conditions of service of the University.

Job Description


Reporting to the Executive Head: Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, the incumbents' duties will include:

  • Overall strategic leadership of the Division, giving expression to its vision of becoming a world- class centre for training, research and innovation in Emergency Medicine;
  • Fostering an inclusive and collegial environment that encourages a high level of performance, communication and teamwork;
  • Operational, human resources and financial management of the Division;
  • Participating actively in Emergency Medicine Services within the Department of Health of the Western Cape Provincial Government (Eastern Metro Health);
  • Developing, coordinating, evaluating and participating in undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes in Emergency Medicine;
  • Performing and supervising research in priority areas;
  • Contributing to the goals and functioning of the University and the Department of Health;
  • Expanding and strengthening collaboration with health services, communities and other stakeholders;
  • Directing and participating in clinical service delivery of the Division, including commuted overtime;
  • Coordinating and managing research within a project or team context.

Inherent Criteria


  • A relevant postgraduate qualification in Emergency Medicine;
  • Registration as an emergency medicine specialist with the HPCSA;
  • At least five year's experience as a specialist in Emergency Medicine;
  • Expertise and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, training and supervision;
  • Experience in working within Emergency Medicine;
  • Proven management and leadership experience in academic or related environments;
  • Proven independent research experience with publications and related research outputs;
  • Experience of successful postgraduate supervision (at least on master's level)
  • Coordination and management of research within a project or team context.


  • A doctorate, or advanced stage of completing a doctorate (for appointment at Associate Professor level), relevant to the field of Emergency Medicine;
  • Successful PhD supervision;
  • Success in securing grants.

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Bob 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: 16 October 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.


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.