Job Details

  • Reference number: E210205
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 7th

Background to Position


  • Demonstrable investment in the pursuit of PhD scholarship in Psychology (a minimum requirement is registration for that degree)
  • MA thesis and /or doctoral dissertation research topic falling within the broadly-defined areas of neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience
  • Current registration, or eligibility for registration, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an independent practitioner in the category of neuropsychology
  • Teaching or tutoring experience in neuropsychology and/or cognitive neuroscience
  • Teaching or tutoring experience in data analysis and quantitative methods


    • Clinical supervision of students enrolled in the Department’s Master’s in Neuropsychology programme
    • Convene at least one course (usually at the undergraduate level)
    • Teaching, as assigned, throughout undergraduate and postgraduate years (particularly that involving statistics and quantitative methods at the undergraduate level)
    • Conduct and publish research
    • Contribute to departmental, faculty, and university administration

    Job Description

    The Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town is seeking to employ a Lecturer in Psychology, specialising in neuropsychology and quantitative methods, starting 1 July 2021. The Department is committed to appointing a candidate from an under-represented designated group, in line with the University’s Employment Equity Plan.

    Inherent Criteria


      • Doctoral degree in Psychology
      • Ability to contribute to other areas of departmental teaching
      • Training at Master's (or higher) level in quantitative methods
      • Ability to use the R Statistical Programming language (or similar data analysis software package)
      • Evidence of successful teaching and supervision of postgraduate theses
      • A research track record as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals

      Application Requirement

        To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen at

        The 2021 annual cost of employment, including benefits is R 730 510

        • UCT Application Form (download at
        • Cover letter
        • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
        • Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

          Telephone: 021 650 2163 Website:

          Reference number: E210205 Closing date: 21 May 2021

          UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

          UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

          An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

          About University of Cape Town

          The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.