Job Details

  • Reference number: RG03/089/0424
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: April 23rd

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Law

Department of Public Law

Lecturer: Department of Public Law

Ref. RG03/089/0424

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

The Department of Public Law is responsible for teaching several of the core modules in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Law. The Department places emphasis on quality teaching. The Department also has a strong focus on research, and social impact and engagement. 

Job Description


  • Duties will be assigned in accordance with the phasing-in requirements of the nGap initiative;
  • Undergraduate and (eventually) postgraduate teaching in public law, specifically in the area of human rights law and legal theory, or interpretation of statutes;
  • Developing and evaluating module material commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Developing an active and productive research programme, including own postgraduate studies, as applicable; 
  • Rendering service to the Department, Faculty and University, commensurate with the level of appointment.

Inherent Criteria


  • LLB;
  • LLM;
  • Potential to effectively lecture at tertiary level;
  • Potential to successfully complete appropriate postgraduate study (LLD / PhD);
  • Potential to conduct quality research and postgraduate supervision.



  • Good interpersonal relationships;
  • Legal practical experience;
  • Multilingualism; 
  • Strong academic record.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 July 2024

Closing date:

17 May 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof BV Slade, Head of the Department of Public Law, on 021 808 3195, 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.

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.