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  • Posted: Jun 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students. The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape...
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    Lecturer / Junior Lecturer in 4IR Advanced Manufacturing (PhD Candidate) Stellenbosch University

    About the job


    • Teaching and administration of mainly manufacturing and 4IR undergraduate and postgraduate modules;
    • Supervising final year engineering projects and postgraduate (Master's) students in the field of 4IR advanced manufacturing;
    • Performing basic and/or applied research focused on research areas relevant to 4IR advanced manufacturing;
    • Collaborating with existing research partners within the Department and building contact with other universities, industry and government organisations to promote research and development programmes in the 4IR advanced manufacturing fields within the Department;
    • Performing supportive, administrative, and representative roles within and outside the Department;
    • Self-development during the NGAP period as a doctorated engineering academic in the field of 4IR.

    Job Requirements

    • Applicable Bachelor's degree in Engineering (typically BEng or BScEng) in Industrial, Mechanical, Mechatronics/Electronics, Metallurgical (Physical) or Materials
    • Engineering as required by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) to qualify for registration as a professional engineer;
    • An appropriate NQF9 Research Based Master's degree (typically MEng or MScEng) in Industrial, Mechanical Mechatronics/Electronics, Metallurgical (Physical), or Materials Engineering from a recognised academic university;
    • Clear verbal and written communication skills in at least English;
    • The potential to teach courses and modules as part of the typical undergraduate engineering programme as described in the duties above ;
    • A solid knowledge of and experience in the field of manufacturing technologies and/or in one or more fields relevant to 4IR as described in the introduction above;
    • A strong academic track record;
    • Good interpersonal and organisational skills;
    • Proven research skills demonstrated, for example, in a research based Master's degree .

    Additional Requirements For Lecturer Post

    • At least three years' relevant industry or research experience in one or more fields relevant to 4IR as described in the introduction above;
    • Proven record of project planning, execution, and management;
    • Supervision of postgraduate students/co-workers in research/industry projects.


    Registration as a candidate or professional engineer;

    • Previous tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;
    • A high level of independence and self-motivation;
    • The ability or experience to function in a multidisciplinary environment.

    Additional Recommendations For Lecturer Post

    • Presentation of research/projects at relevant conferences/workshops;
    • Successful acquisition of at least one major research grant/contract to support own research/project activities;
    • Critical thinking and innovation skills;
    • Planned/developed improvement manufacturing strategies relevant to 4IR as described in the introduction above.

    Closing Date: 15th, July 2022

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    Professor and Chair of the Department Educational Psychology

    About the job


    • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Educational Psychology;
    • Participating in the development and assessment of teaching and learning opportunities;
    • Research and publication in areas of specialisation;
    • Supervision of postgraduate students;
    • Participating in Social Impact projects and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
    • Performing academic and programme management functions;
    • Additional duties applicable to the Departmental Chairperson/ Head of the Department:
    • Providing strategic leadership in the Department and contributing to a strong academic identity;
    • Performing all necessary administrative and personnel duties associated with a Chair of the Department;
    • Providing academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establishing the Department as a leader in the discipline (nationally and internationally).

    Job Requirements:

    • A relevant PhD;
    • An appropriate teaching qualification;
    • A strong academic record, including international collaborations;
    • NRF grading;
    • At least five years' experience in leadership and a managerial role in higher education;
    • Sound expertise in and experience of interpretive research, community educational psychology and support in school and community contexts;
    • Thorough knowledge of educational changes, policy and context, as well as knowledge of the educational psychology context in South Africa;
    • Relevant teaching and training experience at tertiary level;
    • Computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft programs (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, online teaching platforms, etc.);
    • Commitment to further research and leadership;
    • Attending and presenting papers at national and international conferences;
    • Recent and relevant publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals;
    • Postgraduate research supervision (completed).

    Closing Date: 8th, July 2022

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    Project Administrator

    About the job


    • Receiving and processing complaints;
    • Acting as project coordinator and ensuring speedy resolution of reported problems;
    • Conducting inspections as requested by the Project Coordinator at sites;
    • Establishing maintenance needs;
    • Identifying potential risks on site and developing a maintenance action;
    • Regularly liaising with departrments, service providers and/or contractors;
    • Composing reports on site progress;
    • Attending site meetings and providing feedback;
    • Ensuring timeous completion of projects;
    • Recordkeeping of all correspondence;
    • Assisting the Project Coordinator with administrative duties as and when required;
    • Compiling Planon reports on a daily basis.

    Job Requirements

    • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate);
    • A valid diver's license and own transport;
    • Relevant experience in project management / project administration;
    • Thorough experience in maintenance;
    • Project management insight;Excellent communication skills;
    • High level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills;
    • Outstanding problem-solving skills;
    • Good computer skills in MS Word (at least Outlook, Excel and Word);
    • Good administration and organisational skills.


    • Experience in a similar environment will be beneficial;
    • Knowledge of facilities management systems and procedures (such as the Planon system);
    • The ability to think creatively, to use own initiative and to function independently under pressure.

    Closing Date: 29th, June 2022

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