Job Details

  • Reference number: ID594
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 26th

Background to Position



Dean’s Office


The MBChB programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences is a six-year undergraduate degree Programme with a set curriculum of core compulsory courses whose teaching, learning outcomes, assessments and structure leads to a qualification. It spans across many specialized disciplines Human Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Pathology, Public Health, Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology and Oncology amongst others.

The Programme Convenor provides strategic and operational leadership and management, and governance oversight of the MBCHB Programme.

Job Description


  • Provide strategic leadership of the MBCHB programme and in the development, transformation, and implementation of the MBChB curriculum to deliver the expected graduate attributes/profile.
  • Oversee governance and quality assurance of the curriculum including all proposed changes to ensure continued adherence to the programme objectives as well as articulation and coherence in accordance with the HPCSA and HEQSF accreditation.
  • Deliver operational management to ensure the efficient and effective running of the MBCHB programme including involvement in selections, admissions, course registrations, assessments, student progression and qualification.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to learning and training for students and enable the adequate provision of student support and mechanisms to improve student success within the programme.
  • Manage the NMFC programme and NMFC Academic Coordinator.
  • Engage in scholarship relevant to Health Professions Education

Inherent Criteria

Requirements for the job:

  • MBCHB and post-graduate qualification in Health Professions Education (HPE) or Higher Education, or specialization with MMed, or substantial relevant experience
  • 5 years post-Community Service
  • Current Registration with the HPCSA
  • Experience in teaching and learning pedagogies and assessment methods at Programme level
  • 2 years’ experience of leading in teaching and learning and governance processes in a complex health sciences education environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal and conflict management skills in a complex environment interacting with multiple stakeholders.

The following will be advantageous: 

  • Understanding of Governance structures and processes of Faculty of Health Sciences
  • High level of understanding of university processes, procedures (including academic administrative systems) and policies
  • Understanding Higher Education Department and National Department of Health Legislation, policy and strategies, as well as CHE and HPCSA accreditation policy and processes
  • Experience of dealing with student support needs & systems
  • Evidence of engagement with scholarship of teaching and learning

Application Requirement

This post will be appointed at the level of Senior Lecturer with appropriate clinical adjustments.

For detailed information on this post, please view the job description on the following link: view 


To apply, click the "apply" button to create a candidate profile and to submit your application.

Please complete/attach the following to your profile before submitting your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivational letter that speaks to the requirements of the position
  • Three referee names which must include their title and name, position details, relationship to you, their e-mail address and telephone number. 

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo competency and pre-placement-medical assessments.  References may be requested by UCT at any stage of the selection process.

Any enquiries around the application process to be addressed to Ms Tracy Moore at or 021 650 5405. 

Reference no:             ID594      

Closing date:              7 April 2024                 


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About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.