Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV01/292/1023
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 27th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Mathematics Education

Ref. OPV01/292/1023

Job Description


The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Mathematics Education;
  • Engaging in research in Mathematics Education and related fields;
  • Publishing research in reputable academic and peer-reviewed scholarship;
  • Supervising postgraduate students in Mathematics Education and related fields;
  • Participating in social impact projects in Mathematics Education and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
  • Contributing to academic administration and leadership in the discipline, Department and Faculty. 


Inherent Criteria

Job Requirements: 

  • A strong background in Mathematics (Mathematics 3 or equivalent is recommended);
  • A relevant PhD degree with Mathematics Education as the focus;
  • A teaching qualification;
  • Evidence of strong and current publications in peer-reviewed scholarship; 
  • Evidence of postgraduate supervision at Honours, Masters and Doctoral level in Mathematics Education and other related fields;
  • Experience in teaching Mathematics Education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 


  • Experience and/or knowledge of technology-aided education;
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) rating;
  • Departmental and/or Faculty leadership and management experience

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 January 2024 

Closing date:

10 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.