Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV03/102/0424
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 3rd

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Educational Psychology

Lecturer: Department of Educational Psychology

Ref. OPV03/102/0424

Job Description


  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in educational psychology and educational support;
  • Participating in the development and assessment of teaching and learning opportunities;
  • Research and publication in areas of specialisation;
  • Supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Participating in social impact projects, and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
  • Performing academic and programme management functions.

Inherent Criteria


  • Master’s degree in education psychology;
  • Registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa as an educational psychologist;
  • A strong academic record;
  • Sound expertise in and experience of educational research, learning support and educational psychology;
  • Thorough knowledge of educational changes, policy and context, as well as knowledge of the educational psychology context in South Africa;
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft programs (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, online teaching platforms, etc.);
  • Commitment to further research.


  • Doctorate in education / educational psychology;
  • Relevant teaching and training experience at tertiary level;
  • Attending and presenting papers at national and international conferences;
  • Recent and relevant publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals;                                             
  • Good administrative and organisational skills.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties: 

01 January 2025

Closing date:

14 June 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: Dr K. Conradie: MEd (Educational Psychology), Programme Coordinator, Department of Educational Psychology, on 021 808 2037, 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 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.