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Lecturer in Organisational Psychology (nGAP)

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Reference number: E19295

As part of the new Generation of Academic Practitioners Programme (nGAP), sponsored by the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of the Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework (SSAUF), the Section for Organisational Psychology in the School of Management Studies is seeking to attract black South African applicants of 40 years or younger for one full-time position.

The nGAP appointment is a full-time permanent position that covers a six-year development period: a 3-year development programme, followed by a 3-year induction. The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring in order to nurture their academic career. The appointment will be governed by a contract that clearly stipulates the expectations, obligations, roles and responsibilities of the university and of the appointed academic.

The successful candidate would be given a reduced teaching and administrative load for the first four years to enable participation in academic development courses and initiatives and completion of their PhD. The successful candidate is required to register for a PhD, if not already registered or completed. For more information on the nGAP programme see

In addition to the above, the candidate needs to fulfill the essential requirements below:

Applicants must:

  • have completed a Master's degree in Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • demonstrate:
  1. high quality research competence at a Master's level;
  2. competence in supervising postgraduate research; and
  3. competence in teaching Organisational Psychology at undergraduate level
Registration as an Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and demonstrated progress towards a PhD are advantageous.

We offer:

  • A collegial and supportive work environment
  • A reduced teaching load for the first four years (maximum of 20% load against departmental norms across different academic levels for the first three years and 50% for the fourth year)
  • Full support and resources for innovative teaching and thought-provoking instructional design
  • A departmental climate which encourages research activities
  • Access to research funds
  • An experienced and successful academic as mentor for the duration of participation in the nGAP programme. The mentor's role includes keeping close track of agreed developmental milestones and plans. The mentor will provide assistance with the preparation of a personal plan for professional development; assistance with such matters as time- and financial management; and opportunities for reflective discussions on teaching and research experiences, opportunities and challenges.

The annual remuneration package for 2019, including benefits, is R683 358.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at

  • UCT Application Form (download at )
  • A motivation indicating why you are applying for this post;
  • A full CV including details (email & phone) of 3 contactable referees; and
  • Full university transcripts.

In addition to the above, please send an electronic copy of your Master's dissertation.
Please ensure that the position title and reference number are indicated in the subject line of your email.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and may not be considered.

Telephone: 021 650 1673
Reference number: E19225
Closing date: 08 July 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e Africans, Coloureds and Indians) South African candidates.

The University reserves the right to make no appointment and/or to continue its search for a suitable candidate.

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