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Lecturer/ Medical Officer OR Senior Lecturer/ Senior Specialist

Job Summary
School of Clinical Medicine
Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Job ID: 3176

*NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Compile/Convert all the below documents as one document (PDF or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to curriculum development in the relevant MBChB programmes (Obstetrics and Gynaecology disciplines).
  • Develop teaching and learning material and assessment tools.
  • Provide quality assurance services in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Teach, evaluate, assess and monitor throughput of undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology discipline modules.
  • Provide clinical training of UFS undergraduate MBChB students and Cuban trained South African students (Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro Medical Programme [NMFCMP]).
  • Assist with the management of assessments in Obstetrics and Gynaecology discipline modules for undergraduate students, including coordination, development, implementation, evaluation and administration of assessments.
  • Provide student support.
  • Involvement in the general academic programme of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Conduct research related to medical education.
  • Liaise with the head of department and lecturers in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as with the Phase Ill chair, Programme Director and fellow Teaching and Learning coordinators in clinical departments.

Inherent requirements:

  • MBChB or a specialist qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an independent medical practitioner.
  • Proven experience in teaching at undergraduate level.
  • A good academic record.


  • Postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education.
  • Proven experience in research in medical education.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to travel to clinical training sites of the School of Clinical Medicine.

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Good problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Good leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Business acumen.
  • Results orientated.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalitions.

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.

Closing date: 22 November 2019.

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810/ 9813/ 9857 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.

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