Lecturer (nGAP)

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


The University of Cape Town has a strong international reputation in ocean and climate research and teaching. Within the Department of Oceanography, particular areas of interest include the Agulhas and

Benguela Current systems, the Southern Ocean, climate change and variability, marine biogeochemistry, severe weather and mesoscale meteorology, and modelling.


In addition, the Department since 2017 has hosted the SARChi in Ocean and Atmospheric modelling. The Department has well developed computing facilities, a marine biogeochemistry laboratory, and access to ship time for research cruises in the South Atlantic, South Indian and Southern Oceans.

Under the auspices of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) funded by the Department of Higher

Education and Training (DHET) the Department of Oceanography is seeking to appoint a Lecturer for a full-time

permanent position. This appointment will be made in terms of the purposes outlined in the Staffing South African

Universities Framework (SSAUF). For more information, please see www.dhet.gov.za/ssauf/ngap.html.

The nGAP appointment covers a six-year development period during which time a reduced teaching load is given

to allow the appointee to acquire research and teaching skills and to develop a portfolio of published material.

Requirements for the job:

To be eligible for selection for a nGAP post, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 40 years or younger
  • Have a Ph.D. in Oceanography or Atmospheric Science at the time of appointment
  • Have proven experience with regional ocean or atmospheric modelling
  • Be a black South African citizen

The following would be advantageous:

  • A publication record in ocean or atmospheric modelling
  • Some experience in lecturing or tutoring undergraduate students.


  • The incumbent will be expected to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably the third

year Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics course and at Honours level as well as developing their own

research programme with appropriate training and supervision of postgraduate students.

  • To contribute to the coastal and ocean modelling research within the Oceanography Department

The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring and coursework options to nurture and support their

academic career.

The annual remuneration package for 2021, including benefits, is R765 575.


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Natasha Khan at [email protected]

- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc

- Motivational letter with a research and teaching statement

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Interested candidates can send their CV