Job Details

  • Reference number: LSW08/098/0424
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 20th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning

Ref. LSW08/098/0424

Job Description


  • Urban and regional planning academic programme development and renewal;
  • Postgraduate teaching in urban and regional planning;
  • Postgraduate supervision of urban and regional planning research;
  • Managing a productive research programme in urban and regional planning;
  • Publication of research results in accredited journals, and presenting results at conferences;
  • Actively participating in all departmental activities and research projects;
  • Academic interaction with the planning industry;
  • Actively participating in community interaction initiatives.

Inherent Criteria


  • In possession of, or registered for, a PhD in urban and regional planning or a related field at the time of application;
  • Registered, or registrable, as a professional planner with SACPLAN;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of urban and regional planning processes and legislation in South Africa;
  • Competency in geographic information systems and spatial statistics;
  • Evidence of international or national conference presentations; 
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English.

  • Peer-reviewed articles as first author or co-author in accredited journals on a research topic relevant to the post;
  • Knowledge of SACPLAN guidelines for competencies and standards for curricula development;
  • Practical experience in the preparation, implementation and/or evaluation of land development applications, land use schemes, and spatial development frameworks;
  • Potential to secure research funding;
  • Competencies in general organisational skills.

Application Requirement

  • Commencement of duties: 01 October 2024
  • Closing date: 31 May 2024
  • Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Gustav Visser on 021 808 3103, 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
  • Link to apply:

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE). In accordance with the institutional EE plan of the University and the EE Plan of the specific environment, persons from designated groups will receive preference over foreign nationals where EE targets are a factor. Where EE is not a factor, South African citizens will receive preference over foreign nationals. 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.

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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.