Job Details

  • Reference number: OPV01/152/0624
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 26th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer: Afrikaans Huistaalonderrig

Ref. OPV01/152/0624

Join a dedicated Department and use your leadership to take the Faculty and your career to new heights. The Department of Curriculum Studies supports innovative research that aims to address education practice and provide opportunities for international cooperation.

Job Description


The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Afrikaans Home Language teaching (specialisation in literature), with both primary and high school focus;
  • Engaging in research in Afrikaans Home Language teaching and related fields;
  • Publishing research in reputable academic and peer-reviewed journals;
  • Supervising postgraduate students in Afrikaans Home Language teaching and related fields;
  • Participating in social impact projects in Afrikaans Home Language teaching, and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
  • Contributing to academic administration and leadership in the discipline, Department and Faculty. 

Inherent Criteria


  • A relevant South African qualification to teach Afrikaans;
  • Afrikaans literature and / or Applied Afrikaans Language Studies at third year university level or equivalent qualification;
  • Excellent spoken and written language proficiency in Afrikaans; 
  • Appropriate teaching experience; 
  • Knowledge of Afrikaans language education in the intermediate, senior and FET phases within the CAPS education policy; 
  • Appropriate school teaching experience;  
  • The ability to teach and assess in Afrikaans;
  • A good working knowledge of a second official South African language.

  • Senior Lecturer:  A relevant PhD with literature and / or (Applied) Linguistics as core element. Experience of teaching Afrikaans in higher education context. Experience of postgraduate supervision at postgraduate level in language education. Research and publication in chosen areas of specialisation, and relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Lecturer: A relevant master’s degree with literature or (Applied) Linguistics as core element. Approved publishing schedule. Demonstrable ability of research and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The ability to supervise and co-supervise postgraduate students.


  • A PhD or proof of registration or proposal for PhD (if not in possession of PhD yet) on lecturer level position; 
  • Experience in and or knowledge of Applied Linguistics or Applied Afrikaans Language Studies; 
  • Deep-seated interest in and knowledge of current South African education policies; 
  • Experience and / or knowledge of technology-aided language education and a basic knowledge of a second additional official South African language.

Application Requirement

Commencement of duties:

01 January 2025 (Please indicate which post you are applying for)

Closing date:

22 July 2024

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Michele van der Merwe on 021 808 2396, 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.