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The Department of Human Biology, which is a vibrant multidisciplinary department in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy within the Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology. The Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology is a dynamic division which engages in clinical anatomy, biological and forensic anthropology, as well as, medical education research. The Department has well-equipped laboratories, hosts a large number of postdoctoral research fellows, and has an enthusiastic and diverse postgraduate student community. The successful candidate will be required to teach, conduct research, participate in social responsiveness activities and contribute to leadership and management.

• A minimum of an MSc in Anatomy or closely related field, or an appropriate clinical degree;
• Experience in teaching clinical anatomy and embryology to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students;
• A developing track record in research outputs;

• Evidence of curriculum development and review.
• A developing track record in the co-supervision of graduated students;
• Experience in reviewing manuscripts;
• Serve as an active member of national scholarly societies;
• Evidence of developing national collaborations in research;

o Design and deliver lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and assessments in anatomy and embryology to Science, MBChB, Health and Rehabilitation Science undergraduate and BMedSc(Hons) students and other relevant postgraduate courses, including an academic role in the Intervention Programme for MBChB and H&RSc students;
o Demonstrating on cadavers in dissection halls;
o Co-supervise post-graduate students;
o Assist in curriculum development and review.

o Conceptualise and execute research projects in anatomy and related disciplines;
o Develop/expand research collaborations at a national level;
o Be a member of a productive research group;
o Mentor post-graduate students.

Leadership, management and administration
o Perform other leadership, management and administrative functions related to teaching and research (i.e. co-convene courses, manage own funding for research, monitor operational expenses, write progress reports, etc) at Divisional, Departmental and Faculty levels;

• Social responsiveness
o Participate in and initiate social responsiveness activities within the Institution;
o Actively contribute to the transformation imperatives of the University of Cape Town.

The annual remuneration package for 2019, including benefits: R683 358.
For further information regarding this position, contact Professor Graham Louw - Head of Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology, Department of Human Biology, email
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Vathiswa Mbangi at
- UCT Application Form (download at
- A letter of motivation detailing suitability for this post
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants who are invited for an interview with the Selection Committee will be required to give an oral presentation on a specified topic to members of the Department.
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Telephone: 021 650 3003 Website:
Reference number: E19437 Closing date: 18 October 2019
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at For this post we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured or Indian) South African candidates.
UCT reserves the right not to appoint


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Position title: Lecturer
Job title (HR Practitioner to provide):
Lecturer: Clinical Anatomy
Position grade (if known): Lecturer
Academic faculty / PASS department:
Health Sciences
Academic department / PASS unit: Human Biology
Division / section: Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology (CABA)

The main purpose of this position is to deliver lectures, lead tutorials/practicals/dissections, design and supervise research projects on topics in the field of anatomy to BSc, MBChB and/or Health and Rehabilitation Sciences undergraduate students as well as BMedSc(Hons) and other post-graduate students, and give academic input into the Intervention Programme for MBChB and H&RSc students. They will be expected to (i) develop/expand research collaborations and participate in applications for research funding and (ii) initiate and/or participate in outreach programmes as part of social responsiveness within the Institution, as well as actively contribute to the transformation imperatives of the University of Cape Town. The successful candidate will be required to perform administrative and/or leadership functions at Divisional, Departmental and Faculty levels if needed, as well as functions relating to teaching and research projects e.g. curriculum development and review, co-convene courses, participate in the management of research teams and funding of research, monitoring of operational expenses, writing progress reports etc.

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