Job Details

  • Reference number: LSW08/100/0424
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 4th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Lecturer: Geographical Information Technology

Ref. LSW08/100/0424

The incumbent will fill this permanent position with the necessary academic profile and vision to contribute to geographical information technology (GIT) teaching and its application in geospatial research at Stellenbosch University (SU). For this advertisement, GIT is defined as all geospatial technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analyses and modelling, and in situ data collection methods such as surveying and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The incumbent will fill the position with skills specifically in geomatics/geoinformatics and its application to practical research problems.

Job Description


  • Academic leadership in GIT;
  • Academic programme development;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in GIT;
  • Postgraduate supervision in the application of GIT in human or environmental geographical research;
  • Maintaining a productive research programme of GIT applications in environmental studies, urban geography, tourism and / or earth science disciplines;
  • Publication of research results in accredited journals and presenting results at conferences;
  • Securing research funding;
  • Actively participating in all departmental activities and research projects; 
  • Academic interaction with the community.

Inherent Criteria


  • A master’s degree in geomatics / geoinformatics;
  • A growing academic profile in GIT;
  • The ability to lecture in GIT;
  • The ability to supervise postgraduate students in GIT research; 
  • Excellent communication and language skills in English (knowledge of other official South African languages will be an added advantage).


  • A PhD in geomatics / geoinformatics;
  • An existing record of research and scientific publication in GIT applications;
  • Proven competence as postgraduate supervisor and administrator;
  • Professional qualifications / registrations in geomatics;
  • Experience as a geoinformation science practitioner;
  • Competencies in general organisational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 October 2024 or 01 January 2025

Closing date:

28 June 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

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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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.