Job Details

  • Reference number: ING04/276/0923
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 26th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Lecturer / Junior Lecturer: Department of Chemical Engineering

(Two-year fixed-term contract appointment)

Ref. ING04/276/0923

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers an outstanding undergraduate programme in Chemical Engineering and undertakes innovative research in the areas of Bioresource Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy, Separations Technology, Water Technology and Machine Learning. A limited number of two-year fixed-term contract positions as Junior Lecturer or Lecturer are available on a part-time basis (typically 20 - 30 hours per week) in the Department.

Appointment on a full-time basis can be discussed under specific circumstances. These positions are aimed at strengthening the undergraduate teaching offering in the Department.

Job Description


  • Teaching and administration of undergraduate engineering modules;
  • Supervision of final year engineering projects;
  • Collaboration with existing research groups within the Department;
  • Performing support, administrative and representative roles in the Department.

Inherent Criteria


  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a strong academic record from a reputable university, and accredited by ECSA for registration as a Professional Engineer;
  • Excellent written and verbal language and communication skills in at least English, with a strong ability to communicate clearly and to teach the courses and modules of a typical 
  • undergraduate chemical engineering programme;
  • Good interpersonal skills and an excellent ability to work effectively independently as well as within a team.

Junior Lecturer:

  • An appropriate master's degree (typically MEng or MScEng) from a recognised academic university, or at least three years' relevant industrial experience.


  • A doctoral degree in chemical engineering from a recognised academic university.


  • Appropriate industry experience;
  • Previous tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate level.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Christie Dorfling on 021 808 3674, 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:                 30 October 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.


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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.