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Lecturer Department of Political Science

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include academic programme development; teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate level in Political Science and related modules; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Department of Political Science


(Ref. LSW15/224/0719) 

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic, research-driven unit with a focus on the political challenges faced by South Africa and the broader African continent. Through comprehensive research programmes, the Department has developed expertise in a wide spectrum of international, African and domestic politics. The Department provides high-level theoretical and analytical training in a variety of subfields of Political Science, with a particular focus on public policy analysis, political risk analysis, political behaviour and survey research, foreign policy analysis, global governance, and conflict and peace studies in Africa.


  • Academic programme development;
  • Teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate level in Political Science and related modules;
  • Postgraduate supervision in fields related to Political Science;
  • Publishing research results in accredited journals and presenting results at conferences;
  • Active participation in all departmental activities and research projects;
  • Academic interaction with the community.

Job Requirements:

  • MA degree in Political Science/International Studies, registered and working towards a PhD in Political Science;
  • Experience in teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate levels, specifically Conflict and Security studies;
  • Experience in supervision on postgraduate level, specifically supervision on MA level in Conflict and Security Studies;
  • A growing publication record in peer reviewed accredited journals;
  • Proven planning and administrative skills;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The ability to accommodate multiculturalism.


  • A PhD in Political Science;
  • Knowledge of current developments in the field of Political Science and International Studies;
  • The ability to work under pressure.

Enquiries regarding job content: Dr. Derica Lambrechts on 021 808 2476, or at 

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 23 August 2019

Commencement date: 1 January 2020

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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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

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.

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