FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

SENIOR LECTURER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (ONE POST)

BACKGROUND:

 

The Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Pretoria offers a four year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOccTher), a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOccTher), which can be gained either through coursework or by virtue of research, a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Postgraduate

 

The Department’s mission is to pursue excellence in research, to engender competent entry-level occupational therapists through quality teaching and learning, to engage in academic service learning in the community and to strengthen international collaboration.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The incumbent will be responsible for the Department of Occupational Therapy matching the expectations of the UP 2025 Strategic Plan:

 

  • To be a leading research intensive university in Africa;
  • To increase the  international profile and visibility;
  • To pursue excellence in teaching and learning;
  • To impact on SA economic and social development;
  • To increase access, throughput and diversity;
  • To manage the Department.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A PhD in Occupational Therapy or equivalent;
  • Registration with the HPCSA;
  • Proven academic capabilities in teaching and learning;
  • Publications in accredited journals;
  • An appropriate vision for the Department.

 

Associate Professor: (same as for Senior Lecturer, plus)

  • A PhD in Occupational Therapy or equivalent;
  • Six years’ post-specialisation experience, knowledge of and practical skills in Occupational Therapy;
  • A significant portfolio of research outputs and evidence of participation in research and discipline forums;
  • Postgraduate supervision up to doctorate level;
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Good presentation skills.

Professor: (same as for Associate Professor, plus)

  • Eight years’ post-specialisation experience, knowledge of and practical skills in Occupational Therapy;
  • International standing as researcher;
  • Expert knowledge of Occupational Therapy;
  • Supervision of postgraduate students and postgraduate student management;
  • Experience working in collaborative research teams;
  • A significant portfolio of research outputs and evidence of participation in international research and discipline forums;
  • A significant track record of original research, including primary and co-authorships of scientific papers, technical reports and policy documents;
  • Previous successful grant applications;
  • Scientific peer reviews;
  • Research student supervision experience.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

  • Experience in the teaching and learning of undergraduate students at an academic institution;
  • Experience in the teaching and learning of postgraduate students at an academic institution;
  • Experience in a management position.
  • A good track record of publications in accredited journals;
  • Proven academic capabilities ( postgraduate supervision, research, service learning and community engagement).

 

 

http://www.up.ac.za/services/personnel/policies/w113E.doc.

 

 

Although candidates will be appointed permanently as Professor/Associate Professor/ Snr Lecturer, the headship is a fixed-term appointment of four years. Preference will be given to the incumbent for re-appointment for a second term.

 

 

CLOSING DATE:  21 APRIL   2017

 

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

 

 

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.