Faculty of Community & Health Sciences
The Faculty of Community & Health Sciences is an internationally recognised
centre for community-based, interdisciplinary education and research in the
Health and Social sciences. Through its pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research and community service, the Faculty is committed to promoting and
transforming health and welfare services in South Africa. The Faculty plays an
active role in producing graduates of the highest calibre for community health
delivery and has gained international recognition through its community-based,
interdisciplinary and professional approach to education.
School of Public Health
The Faculty's School of Public Health is a WHO Collaborating Centre, and has an
international reputation as a leading research and teaching institution in
Public Health. It provides health and welfare personnel from developing
countries, especially in Africa, with the opportunity to enhance their capacity
to build and strengthen the health sector in their respective countries. The
Schools distance learning postgraduate programme, offered through a range of
learning media, is unique in Southern Africa. Its educational and research
activities are wide-ranging, with a special focus on health systems research,
primary health care and the implementation of district health systems.
The School is seeking to fill a vacancy of Professor in a permanent position to
commence duties as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work with a
strong multi-disciplinary team of academics, and be expected to provide
academic leadership in the School and the University through demonstrating and
fostering excellence in research, teaching, service development and related
professional activities. S/he will play a central role in the Schools
postgraduate and short-course programmes, including Masters, Doctoral and
Postdoctoral supervision, and in leading and developing existing and new
research areas in the School.
Appointment to this key position requires: a PhD or PhD equivalent in Public
Health or Social & Behavioural Sciences, or a related field an outstanding
international publications record proven expertise in one or more of the
following areas, viz. epidemiology, health systems research, evidence-based
practice & knowledge translation, health management, quantitative and/or
qualitative research methods and/or one of the key public health programme
areas experience in planning, conducting and leading research in public health
experience in teaching and supervising postgraduate students a proven record of
developing research grant proposals.
For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Uta
Lehmann on +27 21 959 2809.
School of Nursing
Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer Please Note: This post is being
re-advertised and applicants who previously applied, need not re-apply.
The School of Nursing within the Faculty of Community & Health Sciences is the
largest and most comprehensive in South Africa. It has a growing reputation as
a leading educational provider for both undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes. The School is the only institution in the Western Cape offering the
BCur programme. As a result, there has been an increase in the number of
The successful candidate will be expected to: provide academic and
administrative leadership initiate and lead research attract funding
participate in strategic planning teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate
Minimum requirements for appointment are: a PhD in Nursing or a cognate
discipline registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a
Professional Nurse/Midwife/Community Health Nurse and Nurse Educator (or
possession of equivalent qualifications that comply with the criteria for SANC
The following will be added advantages: current knowledge and experience
pertaining to postgraduate Nursing Education qualifications and experience in
Advanced Midwifery or Neonatal Care.
For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Adejumo
on +27 21 959 3003.
Closing date for all applications: 29 October 2010
Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names and full
contact particulars (i.e. e-mail & postal addresses, telephone & cell numbers)
of at least three referees.
Forward applications to Mr Jason Fortuin, Human Resources Department,
University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, or via e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org (fax +27 21 959 1525).
In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce,
applications from designated groups will be given priority consideration. The
University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an
appointment at a lower level.