Job Details

  • Reference number: Job ID: 5721
  • Province: Free State
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 14th

Background to Position

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Clinical Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Job ID: 5721

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website:  - Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Psychiatry curriculum development in the MBChB programme; B. Occupational and Physiotherapy.
  • Organising, monitoring and reporting of undergraduate clinical rotations.
  • Liaise with clinical personnel regarding undergraduate student training and assessment.
  • Liaise with academic staff and lecturers regarding student lectures, clinical rotations and assessments.
  • Liaise with the Head of Department, as well as with the Phase II and Ill chairs, Program Director and Teaching and Learning coordinators in other clinical departments.
  • Develop teaching and learning material and assessment tools.
  • Provide quality assurance services in the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
  • Teach, evaluate, assess and monitor the throughput of undergraduate modules.
  • Planning and managing assessments in Psychiatry modules for undergraduate students, including coordination, development, implementation, evaluation and administration of assessments.
  • Provide student support.
  • Involvement in the general academic programme of the Department of Psychiatry.
  • The incumbent will be required to travel to clinical training sites of the School of Clinical Medicine.
  • Identify and access funding sources to support own research and research of students.
  • Actively participate in the research focus areas of the department, producing outputs such as journal papers, procuring external research funding etc.
  • Engage in community projects.
  • Assume administrative and/or leadership duties in the department such as course co-ordinator; coordination of PhD and Masters programmes; coordinator of particular research projects; tutor selection and coordination.

Inherent Criteria

Lecturer/ Medical Officer:

  • A MBChB or master's degree in clinical psychology.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an independent medical practitioner or a Clinical Psychologist.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in managing patients with psychiatric conditions.

Senior Lecturer/ Medical Specialist:

  • A MBChB or a master's degree in clinical psychology.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a specialist in Psychiatry or a Clinical Psychologist.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of clinical experience in the management of undergraduate training and assessment in the specialty.


  • Proven experience in the supervision or training of students.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Healthcare.
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education.
  • Proven experience in research in medical education.
  • A PhD related to Mental Health Care.
  • A valid driver's license.

Required competencies:


  • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
  • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.

Strategic thinking

  • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner. 
  • The ability to plan work and to follow plans. 

Business Acumen

  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Proficient in using MS Office.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of online platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Blackboard and Zoom.
  • Knowledge of research processes.


  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

Building coalition

  • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible

Closing date:

24 May 2024


The salary is available on request


For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810 or email or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848/ 9813/ 9810/ 9814/ 2979 for assistance.

Application Requirement

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document.
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

  • Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).


The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at:  

EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

About University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is a multi-campus institution, with two diverse campuses in Bloemfontein and one in Qwaqwa in the scenic Eastern Free State, accommodating more than 40 000 students in its seven faculties, with an increasing number of international students and associates, and an ever-widening scope of active involvement in and contribution to its surrounding communities. It is an institution that goes all out to provide its students and staff with an outstanding university experience, anchored in a value bedrock of Excellence, Innovation and Impact, Sustainability, Care, Social Justice, and Accountability.