Senior Lecturer

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


The Division of Family Medicine seeks to employ a senior lecturer in palliative care to convene the undergraduate

palliative medicine teaching programme; to teach undergraduate palliative care, set exams and conduct assessments

of undergraduate medical students; contribute to postgraduate palliative care teaching, assessment and research

supervision; support other departments in teaching palliative care; integrate palliative care across undergraduate

curriculums in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Requirements of the job:

  • MBChB with Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine.
  • Registration and in good standing with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner.
  • Dedicated experience in providing palliative care.
  • Familiarity with the South African healthcare system.
  • The ability to interact effectively with a wide range of professionals in the clinical and academic contexts.


  • Masters’ degree in Palliative Medicine and/or health sciences education will be advantageous.
  • Experience in teaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate health sciences students in the clinical


  • Proven track record of formal teaching experience with undergraduate and/or postgraduate health sciences

students in the higher education environment, with exposure to blended/online learning and small group-based


  • Supervisory skills for postgraduate student research.
  • Existing research portfolio (publications and presentations).
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills.


  • Convening undergraduate learning in interdisciplinary palliative care and medicine.
  • Teaching and assessment of undergraduate students in interdisciplinary palliative care and medicine in the

Faculty and clinical teaching sites.

  • Contribute towards Divisional transformation activities and dedication toward ongoing review of the course with

a transformational lens.

  • Contribute to postgraduate palliative care teaching and assessment Postgraduate Diploma and MPhil in

interdisciplinary palliative care and medicine.

  • Contribute and conduct research in alignment with Divisional and Departmental research agendas
  • Service delivery in a palliative care and social outreach to the Department of Health and NGOs to provide

palliative care.


The appointment will be on UCT Academic Clinical conditions of service. The annual cost of employment, including

benefits will be based on the University’s clinical pay line which is aligned to OSD rates.


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi at

[email protected]

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position.

- Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.


Reference number: E210311

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