Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Psychology - Faculty of Humanities

Country: South Africa;

City: Pretoria

Vacancy added: 29.08.2019

Employer: University of Pretoria

Resumes due: 27.09.2019


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.



The incumbent will be expected to engage in:

  • Teaching, curriculum development and co-ordinating programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Supervising postgraduate research appropriate to the post level;
  • Supervising practical work in professional training programmes in Psychology;
  • Conducting research at a competitive level, commensurate to the level of appointment and actively contributing to the Department’s research profile;
  • Performing various academic and administrative duties as determined by the Head of Department;
  • Participating in the Department’s strategic initiatives relating to teaching, research and community engagement.




  • A Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology;
  • Registration with the HPCSA as Clinical Psychologist for at least three years;
  • Evidence of research output (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals or significant progress with PhD studies).

Senior Lecturer (Same as for Lecturer, plus):

  • A Doctorate in Psychology;
  • At least five years’ experience in tertiary education; 
  • Evidence of research output (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals) commensurate to the post level;
  • A record of accomplishment of postgraduate research supervision, commensurate to the post level.




  • PhD or registration for doctoral studies;
  • Ability to train and supervise student psychologists in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; 
  • Ability to lecture in at least two, but preferably more, of the following areas: introductory psychology, cognitive psychology, critical psychology, psychological assessment. 

 Senior Lecturer:

The same as for lecturer, and including:

  • A strong research record in one of the Department’s research thematic areas;
  • Knowledge and experience in quantitative research methodology and/or qualitative research methodologies;
  • Knowledge and experience in professional training of clinical psychologists.


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.  UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.


Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (practice, academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.



No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


ENQUIRIES:  Prof T Guse, tharina.guse@up.ac.za and Ms KJ Dinyake, Tel: (012) 420 3889 for application –related enquiries.


Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 November 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

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