Job Details

  • Reference number: NW08/061/0324
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 28th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics Division

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Department of Mathematical Sciences (Undergraduate teaching position)

(Three-year contract position with the possibility of renewal)

Ref. NW08/061/0324

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University (SU) consists of three divisions: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.  The Mathematics Division is responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Mathematics. Currently, the Mathematics research areas include Algebra, Algebraic Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, Analytic Number Theory, Category Theory, Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms, Functional Analysis, Logic, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Physics, and Topology.  

The focus of this appointment is undergraduate teaching.

Job Description


  • Teaching a range of undergraduate mathematics modules offered as part of programmes in the Faculty of Science, as well as service modules in other faculties;
  • Engaging with academic renewal of the curriculum, assessment and student support initiatives in undergraduate mathematics;
  • Responsible for a significantly larger than normal undergraduate teaching and marking load;
  • Teaching and coordinating undergraduate mathematics modules with large enrolments.
  • Fulfilling administration duties in the Mathematics Division.

Inherent Criteria


  • A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field, at the time of application;
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate mathematics modules;
  • Evidence of effectiveness of academic teaching and of excellence in teaching to large classes;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.

For appointment as Lecturer:

  • An interest in mathematics education through a record of engagement with the scholarship of undergraduate teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics;
  • A commitment to pursuing innovative teaching and assessment strategies that enhance student engagement and success.

For appointment as Senior Lecturer:

  • Research output in mathematics and/or on the scholarship of undergraduate teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics;
  • Evidence of effective innovative teaching and assessment strategies that enhance student engagement and success.

Application Requirement

Applicants invited for interviews will be expected to give a presentation to demonstrate their knowledge and communication skills.

Commencement of duties:

01 July 2024

Closing date:

19 April 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), 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.