UFS 2017 Current Academic Vacancy : Associate Professor: Physiology

UFS 2017 Current Academic Vacancy : Associate Professor: Physiology

Vacancy: 2058: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor: Physiology
Faculty: Health Sciences
Department: Basic Medical Sciences
Type: Academic
Description: Faculty Health Sciences

Department Basic Medical Sciences

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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor: Physiology

Job ID: 2058

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Present lectures, tutorials, small-group discussions in Medical Physiology for undergraduate students.
  • Present lectures, seminars and tutorials for postgraduate students.
  • Facilitate small-group discussions and practical sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Possible involvement in curriculum development and module management with regard to modules presented to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health professions.
  • Be involved in the departmental research programme.
  • Participate actively in research and postgraduate supervision.

Inherent requirements:


  • Master’s degree in in the field of Physiology
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.

Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD in the field of Physiology.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee concerned with research at higher education levels.

Associate Professor:

  • PhD in the field of Physiology.
  • Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of the peer review of papers.
  • Editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s degree students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent.

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Ability to function independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to organise workload and perform under pressure.


  • Five (5) years’ experience of teaching in Physiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels preferably with responsibility of curriculum development and assessment.
  • Experience in research and obtaining funds.
  • Knowledge of an additional South African language.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Assumption of duties:
1 January 2021.

Closing date:
26 September 2017.

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/2849/3101.

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a copy of your identity document (ID).

Please indicate the reference number and the post you are applying for on your application. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. 


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External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

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