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Lecturer / Junior Lecturer: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Fixed-Term Full-Time Appointment)

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include teaching and administration of general undergraduate engineering modules; supervision of final year engineering projects; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Lecturer / Junior Lecturer (Fixed-Term Full-Time Appointment)

(Ref. ING02/112/0421)

The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University is one of the leading engineering faculties in the country recognised internationally for the quality of our graduates and research outputs. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University offers leading educational and research programmes.

The Department is looking for an excellent candidate to fill this position. The Department has well-established research laboratories as well as teaching and engineering infrastructures.

This is a three-year contract appointment with the possibility to extend the appointment after three years. It is expected of the candidates who are appointed and who do not have a PhD qualification, to enrol for PhD studies within six months after appointment and to then obtain the degree in a reasonable amount of time.

  • Teaching and administration of general undergraduate engineering modules;
  • Supervision of final year engineering projects;
  • Performing basic and/or applied research focused in research areas relevant to the department where the appointment will be made;
  • Collaboration with existing research groups within the Department;
  • Performing support, administrative and representative roles in the Department.
Job Requirements:
  • An applicable four-year bachelor's degree (such as BEng or BScEng) in Engineering, recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) to qualify for registration as a Professional Engineer;
  • An appropriate master's degree (typically MEng or MScEng) in Engineering from a recognised academic university;
  • For Junior Lecturer position - The ability and desire to complete a PhD in Engineering on a part-time basis;
  • For Lecturer position - A PhD qualification of, or in an advanced stage of a PhD study at, an accredited national or international tertiary institution systems, or extensive and proven industry experience;
  • A strong academic track-record;
  • The ability to communicate clearly in at least English and to teach courses and modules as part of the typical undergraduate engineering programme;
  • Appropriate industry experience;
  • Examples of innovative engineering designs;
  • An NRF rating as a young researcher;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer;
  • Previous tertiary teaching experience, both at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;
  • The ability to function in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • A South African citizen from the designated groups;
  • Appropriate experience in the field of electronics, with a focus on biosensors.

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. Herman Engelbrecht on 021 808 2139, 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: 14-May-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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