Senior Lecturer Disease Control, University of Pretoria

In the pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health Systems and Public Health 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.


  • Develop teaching material and teach communicable disease control to undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Train postgraduate students in the use of applied epidemiological techniques and in the use of appropriate computer software packages (e.g., EpiInfo, EPIDATA and STATA);
  • Supervise postgraduate student projects;
  • Participate in the development of the research agenda for communicable disease control; and,
  • Strengthen capacity of service providers through operational research and training in disease control.


  • M.B.Ch.B. degree or equivalent, plus an M.Med. (Community Health) or FCPHM (SA);
  • Registration with the HPCSA in the specialty of Public Health Medicine (Community Health), with experience in either Infectious Disease Control OR Chronic Disease Control;
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate students;
  • Three years of appropriate experience in teaching postgraduate students the public health aspects of communicable or non-communicable disease control;
  • Two years of experience in supervising postgraduate student research projects;
  • Two years of experience in leading, organising or coordinating a postgraduate teaching programme of public health importance;
  • Competence in the application of a statistical software package, like EpiInfo, EPIDATA, STATA or SAS, for epidemiological data analyses;
  • Proven academic capabilities (training, research and service);
  • Appropriate language and communication skills; and,
  • Decision making skills.


  • Proven participation in a disease control programme, at a regional or national level;
  • Written report on work undertaken in the control of a communicable or non-communicable disease program; and,
  • Experience in conducting an investigation of a disease outbreak.

Applicants are requested to complete online applications on the UP website.

Please attach the following documentation, in support of your application:

  • A comprehensive and updated Curriculum Vita;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names and contact details (telephone and email details) of 3 contactable references; and,
  • A self-evaluation.


30 September, 2011.

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


Prof. M.J. Matjila (012 354-1770).

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