Job Details

  • Reference number: TGB16/159/0624
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 5th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Global Health

Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

Senior Lecturer: Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Studies

Ref. TGB16/159/0624

Stellenbosch University (SU) is an inclusive, innovative and future focused institution, a place of discovery and excellence where both staff and students are thought leaders in advancing knowledge in the service of all stakeholders. We are seeking someone who will enhance our position as a leading Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty through teaching, research and service delivery. 

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (DDRS) is uniquely positioned as an interdisciplinary environment in which researchers from across various disciplines offer comprehensive interprofessional and intersectoral disability and rehabilitation-related knowledge translation, management, education and engagement in training programmes, research, and research development for all relevant professionals. 

The Division strongly advocates for an understanding of disability and rehabilitation as a transformation and social justice issue. The Division is advertising for a Senior Lecturer with special focus on Assistive Technology (AT) to join the staff of the DDRS in driving teaching and learning, research, and social impact at postgraduate level.

Job Description


  • Strengthening the academic programmes offered by the DDRS with a specific focus on developing a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Assistive Technology; 
  • Using innovative methods to undertake teaching, learning and assessment within academic programmes of the DDRS and renewed MBChB curriculum; 
  • Coordinating relevant evaluation and research activities to inform the continuous improvement of the teaching and learning initiatives; 
  • Leading and coordinating disability and rehabilitation research within the DDRS’s strategic research focus areas; 
  • Actively publishing research findings in peer-reviewed accredited journals, with a minimum h-index of 6; 
  • Providing research supervision and mentorship to master’s and doctoral students at a senior level; 
  • Organising CPD activities, short courses and seminars about relevant topics;  
  • Fostering collaboration and engagements with units in the Faculty, University, and other educational and research institutions; 
  • Securing funding to support research, training, or service.

Inherent Criteria


  • Master’s in health sciences or a disability and rehabilitation related field; 
  • Experience as a health and rehabilitation practitioner working with people with disabilities;
  • Experience in developing a curriculum in disability and rehabilitation studies; 
  • Experience in teaching and coordination of postgraduate programmes at senior level; 
  • Expertise and experience in mentoring and facilitating learning and assessment in postgraduate disability and rehabilitation studies at a senior level; 
  • Expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Evidence of successful research supervision of master’s and doctoral students at senior level; 
  • Demonstrable success in obtaining external research funding to support own research; 
  • A publication record in disability and rehabilitation studies with an h-index of 6 or more; 
  • Evidence of established regional and international collaborations within the area of Assistive Technology; 
  • Project management, coordination, and networking skills; 
  • The ability to work independently and in a team.



  • PhD in health sciences or a disability and rehabilitation related field;
  • Track record of research on teaching and learning in disability and rehabilitation studies at senior level; 
  • Proven record of scholarly and scientific achievement and the ability to maintain it;  
  • An interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving; 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 January 2025 

Closing date: 

31 July 2024


Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Lieketseng Ned on 021 938 9615 , 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), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University. 


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.