Associate Professor/Professor UWC

The School is seeking to fill a vacancy of Associate Professor/Professor in a permanent position to commence duties as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join a strong multi-disciplinary team of academics, play a central role in the School's postgraduate and short-course programmes, including Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral supervision, and in leading and developing existing and new research areas in the School.

Appointment to this key position requires:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Public Health or Social & Behavioural Sciences, or a related field
  • proven expertise in one or more of the following areas, viz. epidemiology, health systems research, health management, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and/or one of the key public health programme areas
  • experience in planning, conducting and leading research in public health
  • experience in teaching and supervising postgraduate students up to doctoral level
  • track record of research fund raising and publication.

For further information (but not applications) regarding this position, please contact Prof Helen Schneider on

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2014.

Forward applications, accompanied by the names and full contact particulars (i.e. e-mail & postal addresses, telephone & cell numbers) of at least three contactable referees, together with copies of your ID and highest qualification, to: Ms Bongiwe Mbeki on email: or Human Resources Department, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa. Fax: +27 21 959 1466

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