Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: Mathematics (Two posts)

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Job description

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics Division

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: Mathematics (Two posts)

(Ref. NW08/192/0618)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is responsible for teaching and research in mathematics, applied mathematics and computer science at Stellenbosch University. The Mathematics Division is keen to strengthen its research in Algebra, Analysis, Category Theory, Combinatorics, Logic, Number Theory, and Topology.


  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Mathematics modules;
  • Research and publication in any relevant area of Mathematics;
  • Advising and supervising postgraduate students;
  • Administrative roles on a rotational basis.


  • PhD in Mathematics;
  • A growing research profile in at least one of the Division’s research focus areas.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Continuous and growing publication record in recognised international journals;
  • Proven competency in developing and offering undergraduate and postgraduate Mathematics modules;
  • An existing national and/or international research network;
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students on at least MSc level;
  • Involvement in initiatives to advance Mathematics.


  • Original publishable research, published in recognised international journals;
  • Teaching experience in Mathematics (lecturer or teaching assistant) at tertiary level.

Please note that we require a teaching and research statement in the CV.


  • Postdoctoral research experience;
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills;
  • Ability to teach in English and, as far as possible, in Afrikaans.

Commencement of duties: 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 31 July 2018

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof IM Rewitzky on +27 21 808 3289.

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on +27 21 808 2753

How to apply

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

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The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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.