Job Details

  • Reference number: TGB15/029/0224
  • Type of engagement:
  • Posted: February 16th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

Division of Occupational Therapy

Lecturer / Therapist (Job Level 8)

Ref. TGB15/029/0224

The Division of Occupational Therapy within the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences wishes to appoint an academic with a broad range of clinical experience at Lecturer level. Due to the balance of experience across our team, we will consider candidates from any field of occupational therapy practice. Prospective candidates will participate in the full range of academic activities associated with offering quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Ongoing engagement in research and development of Divisional research capacity will be embedded in scholarly activities. The incumbent would also be expected to contribute to teaching and learning, as well as service delivery within the Division.

Job Description


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the lifespan;
  • Clinical supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Active involvement in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching modules;
  • Research supervision in the focus areas of the Division and Faculty;
  • Participating in the teaching, research and community activities, as well as projects of the Division, Department and Faculty;
  • Publication of research;
  • Academic administration and management;
  • Clinical service provision and consultation in relevant clinical areas.

Inherent Criteria


  • A Master’s-level qualification in Occupational Therapy;
  • Registrable with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an occupational therapist; 
  • Proven experience in university teaching, or supervision of students in the clinical setting and/or in research (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate);
  • The ability to communicate in more than one official South African language


  • A PhD, or preparation for a PhD in/or related to the field of Occupational Therapy will be advantageousRelevant experience in teaching and learning;
  • Research experience and a good knowledge of research methodology;
  • Publication in subsidy-bearing academic journals or books.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 May 2024 

Closing date:

08 March 2024 

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof LG Cloete on 021 938 9307, 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.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.