Job Details

  • Reference number: LSW07/136/0524
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 21st

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Philosophy 

Lecturer (nGAP): Department of Philosophy

Ref. LSW07/136/0524

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

The Department of Philosophy at Stellenbosch University (SU) is recognised both nationally and internationally for its research and teaching on various aspects of applied ethics, social and political philosophy, epistemology and philosophy of science, phenomenology and existentialism and critical social theories, inclusive of the broader African/a traditions. The Department offers a stimulating academic environment, good facilities, and a strong postgraduate community. For more information, visit our webpage,

The position is part of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), which funds the position (

Job Description


This position forms part of the nGAP iniative and the incumbent will benefit from a reduced workload in the first three to four years. The additional time available will be dedicated to achieving the teaching and research development goals outlined by the nGAP. The incumbent can work towards the completion of either a PhD or a postdoc.

  • The incumbent will be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in the Philosophy Department through the following: 
  • Teaching and administrating undergraduate modules; 
  • Recruiting and supervising postgraduate students;
  • Conducting active research with sustained accredited publication in their research focus area/s;
  • Involvement in and contribution to the broader philosophy community (academic citizenship);
  • Applying for research grants;
  • Developing national and international research collaborations and networks;
  • Participation in administrative service delivery at departmental, Faculty and University level. 

Inherent Criteria


  • MA in philosophy with a final mark of at least 70%;
  • Must be a South African citizen;
  • Must be 40 years old or younger;
  • An excellent academic record; 
  • Teaching experience in philosophy on at least the level of teaching assistant at tertiary level;
  • A cover letter showing how the candidate’s research and teaching interests will fit in with the Department;
  • Excellent communication skills in English.


  • A research background that complements the Department’s research focus areas (see above), especially African philosophy and European philosophical approaches; 
  • Academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals;
  • Postgraduate supervision experience;
  • Evidence of engagement with the broader philosophy community. 

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties: 

01 January 2025 

Closing date: 

08 July 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: Dr Sue Hall, Chair: Department of Philosophy, on 

021 808 2205, 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.

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.