The Chair and Head of Division of Public Health Medicine

The University of Cape Town and the Department of Health of the Western Cape Government invite applications for the above position in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine linked to the Chief Directorate: Strategy and Health Support.

The successful person:

  • Will be expected to provide leadership and actively participate in the public health medicine service, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, training and research.
  • Will be expected to provide technical support to the Department of Health of the Western Cape in the management and delivery of health services.
  • Will be expected to manage the Division, its resources and academic performance.
  • Should be a recognised leader in the field of public health and should have a record of scholarship and experience in the areas of public health medicine service delivery, teaching, training and research.
  • Shall have insight into the challenges and opportunities for advancing health and health care in South Africa and Africa.
  • Should be committed to the Primary Health Care philosophy and have an outcomes based approach to the services provided.
  • Will be expected to be able to attract and develop staff of quality and provide leadership with regard to issues of diversity, transformation and equity.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ registered experience in the Specialty and hold a qualification that is registerable with the HPCSA.

This is a permanent full-time position, and is on the establishment of the University of Cape Town under the Joint Agreement with the Western Cape Government.   

The annual remuneration package, including benefits is appropriate to the academic and clinical level of Professor and Head of Clinical Department.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Professor M Jeebhay, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT application form  (HR201)  and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “Chair and Head of Division of Public Health Medicine” followed by the reference number to Mrs Melanie Falken at

Tel:  +27 21 650 5764; Faculty website.

Western Cape Government website

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number for this position:    SR422/12       

Closing date for applications:  21 January 2013                   

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