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Lecturer: Ecclesiology (Church History / History of Christianity)

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include lecturing in the field of Ecclesiology (Church History / History of Christianity); and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Theology

Discipline Group of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology

Lecturer: Ecclesiology (Church History / History of Christianity)

(Ref. THE03/090/0321)

Ecclesiology is a sub-discipline in the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology in the Faculty of Theology. It focusses on the study of the Church History / History of Christianity and Church Polity / Church Law.

Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology is an academic discipline within the Faculty of Theology with a focus on the study of Christian Theology, Ethics, Church History and Church Polity / Church Law.

  • Lecturing in the field of Ecclesiology (Church History / History of Christianity);
  • Postgraduate study guidance;
  • Commitment to further research;
  • Attending and presenting papers at national and international conferences;
  • Administration pertaining to teaching and research;
  • Involvement in activities of the discipline group and Faculty;
  • Involvement in the Stellenbosch University (SU) community and social impact activities.
Job Requirements:
  • A doctoral degree in Church History (or a related discipline);
  • Teaching and research experience, particularly in Church History;
  • Expertise in South African, or African, Church History;
  • Postgraduate supervision (completed);
  • Articles published in accredited journals;
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft programs (Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Good administrative and organisational skills;
  • The ability to function in a multilingual environment. The ability to speak, read and write Afrikaans (for research that utilises the archives of the Church and the University that are located in Stellenbosch).
  • Ability to read, write and speak Afrikaans;
  • An interest in archival research. 

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. Dion Forster on 021 808 3250, 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, or at

Commencement Date: 01-Jul-2021

Closing Date: 21-Apr-2021

The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University's institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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

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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