Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV01/291/1023
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 27th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

Lecturer: Language and Literacy (Afrikaans) – FoundationPhase

Ref. OPV01/291/1023

This position was previously advertised with the reference number OPV01/199/0623. All applicants who applied to that advertisement are invited to reapply.

Job Description


  • Developing and evaluating learning and teaching materials for the BEd Foundation Phase programme;
  • Developing education students’ skills in teaching emerging and early literacy;
  • Research and publication in selected speciality areas;
  • Supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Administrative responsibilities relevant to the job level concerned;
  • Rendering appropriate services to the University and the teaching community.

Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements: 

  • A relevant BEd or equivalent teaching qualification with specialisation in early childhood development or foundation phase teaching;
  • A relevant master’s degree;
  • A proposed schedule of research publication being planned, or the potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Willingness to supervise postgraduate students;
  • Thorough knowledge of current changes, policies and practices in early childhood development or foundation phase teaching and education;
  • Relevant experience in early childhood development or foundation phase teaching in the primary school context. 



  • A PhD or proof of registration for a relevant PhD (past proposal stage);
  • Emerging scholarship around literacy development;
  • Language skills for learning and teaching across the curriculum, especially in the foundation phase;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of computer-assisted instruction; 
  • Published articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals;
  • Peer-reviewed papers delivered at recognised education conferences; 
  • At least three years’ relevant experience in early childhood development or foundation phase teaching in higher education.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 December 2023

Closing date:

07 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.

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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.