Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV01/287/1023
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 27th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

Lecturer: Life Skills in Educational Studies

Ref. OPV01/287/1023

Job Description


  • Developing, designing, delivering, evaluating courses of study in Life Skills for Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education in Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase and PGCE programmes;
  • Developing education students’ knowledge and skills in researching and teaching in Life Skills, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education for Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase and PGCE programmes;
  • Researching and publication in Life Skills and/or Curriculum Studies;
  • Performing administrative responsibilities relevant to the job level;
  • Rendering appropriate services to the University and the teaching community.

Inherent Criteria


  • A relevant master’s degree (NQF 9 level qualification);
  • A proposed schedule of research publication being planned, or the potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals;
  • A relevant BEd or equivalent teaching qualification, or applicable teaching experience in Life Skills; 
  • Thorough knowledge of current changes, policies, and practices in Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education;
  • At least two years’ relevant experience in teaching at school or higher education level;
  • Potential for providing supervision to postgraduate students.


  • A PhD or proof of registration for a relevant PhD (past proposal stage); 
  • Proven leadership in teaching Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education; 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of computer-assisted instruction;
  • Published articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals;
  • Peer-reviewed papers delivered at recognised education conferences.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:  1 January 2024

Closing date:  3 November 2023

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Nhlanhla Mpofu on 021 808 2300, 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

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.