Job Details

  • Reference number: NW08/033/0224
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 22nd

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Applied Mathematics Division

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Applied Mathematics Division

Ref. NW08/033/0224

Kindly note that only South African citizens from the designated groups will be considered for the position.

Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Mathematics form the three divisions of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University. The department also has strong links with other faculties and schools. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is responsible for both teaching and research in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Stellenbosch University. The Applied Mathematics Division is keen to strengthen its existing research in the areas of machine learning and computer vision; numerical analysis and scientific computing; fluid dynamics and modelling; computational mechanics; dynamical systems; and applied discrete mathematics.

Job Description


  • Actively conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals in a relevant area that aligns with the current research focal areas of the Applied Mathematics Division;
  • Recruiting and supervising postgraduate students;
  • Teaching and coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate Applied Mathematics modules in Science and Engineering programmes;
  • Securing research funding;
  • Participating in academically relevant departmental and Faculty activities, as required

Inherent Criteria


  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics or a closely related field;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 

For Senior Lecturer:

  • Evidence of recent research experience in an area that will strengthen the current research groups in the Applied Mathematics Division;
  • A growing research publication record in peer-reviewed recognised journals;
  • Proven ability and commitment to teaching Applied Mathematics or closely related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Successful postgraduate supervision as main supervisor, at least at master’s level.

For Lecturer:

  • Active research interests in an area that will strengthen the current research groups in the Applied Mathematics Division;
  • Evidence of research outputs at peer-reviewed international conferences or in recognised journals;
  • Teaching experience in Applied Mathematics or closely related subjects (as lecturer, or teaching assistent / tutor at tertiary level).

Application Requirement


  • Postdoctoral research experience in academia or industry;
  • Experience in lecturing at tertiary level.

Commencement of duties:

01 June 2024

Closing date:

28 March 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof IM Rewitzky on 021 808 3289, 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). In accordance with the institutional EE Plan of the University and that of the specific environment, only South African citizens from the designated groups will be considered for appointment. 

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.