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4611: Lecturer: Health Sciences Education

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Faculty Health Sciences Division Health Sciences Education Bloemfontein Campus Lecturer Job ID: 4611

Faculty Health Sciences

Division Health Sciences Education

Bloemfontein Campus


Job ID: 4611

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: - Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

*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.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable).
  • A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Research and analyse models of teaching, learning and assessment theories and best practices.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of the health professions education programmes on the UFS learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard).
  • Prepare post programme summaries analysing cost, attendance, successes, and areas for improvement and communicate this to the division.
  • Participate where requested in the faculty during information I staff development sessions.
  • Postgraduate Education: develop postgraduate modules in the Health Professions Programme in consultation with the Head, taking into account the candidate's field of expertise; develop and revise modules in a team context; provide study guidance to Master's students (mini-dissertations and dissertations) in the Health Professions Education Programme with emphasis on online application as well as PhD students (if the successful candidate has a PhD qualification in a relevant health sciences education field).
  • Expert input while evaluating research projects (protocols).
  • Provide academic support and development to postgraduate students.
  • Instructional inputs to working groups, committees, and information sessions provided to academic staff
  • Plan, manage and execute research projects.
  • Conduct research with regard to health professions education with the aim to gather information and keep abreast of developments in this field.

Inherent requirements:

  • A Master's degree on NQF level 9 in Health Professions Education or Health Sciences Education or Higher Education relevant to Health Sciences Education.
  • Professionally qualified in a Health Sciences discipline and a minimum of three (3) years' work experience (excluding internship or community service).
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed published manuscripts in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience in postgraduate teaching / supervision / lecturing / staff development/ research / academic support and development.


  • Willingness to enrol for a doctoral degree in Health Professions Education at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Registration with the HPCSA where applicable.

Required competencies:

  • Results orientated:
    • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic thinking:
    • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
  • Business acumen:
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in using MS Office.
    • Knowledge and ability to design, develop and train for in-person and online presentations (or the willingness to learn).
    • The ability to use organisational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment
    • Proficiency in respect of the languages of teaching and learning of the University
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
    • Ability to function independently, as well as in a team environment.
    • Ability to organise workload and to perform under pressure
  • Leading:
    • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions:
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
    • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration and working with close supervision.

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.

Closing date: 13 July 2021

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9810 or email at or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9857 /9848 /9003 for assistance.

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.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at :

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. 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.


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