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The Department of Human Biology is a vibrant multidisciplinary department in the Faculty of Health Sciences seeking to appoint a researcher and lecturer/senior lecturer in Applied Human Anatomy within the Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology.

The Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology is dynamic and diverse, bringing together human anatomy, culture and history, evolution and adaptation of the human form including biological aspects of human body size, shape and function. We teach clinical anatomy through dissection practical sessions, lectures and tutorials to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biokinetics and BSc Med Honours. We also offer Masters and PhD by research. We use a range of teaching/learning styles, innovative teaching methods and incorporate information from our research and experience to advance the knowledge of our students.

Requirements:

For Senior Lecturer:

  • An academic qualification with a PhD in applied human anatomy or a clinical qualification with a PhD.
  • A proven track record of research projects, securing funding and research publications.
  • 3 years' experience in teaching and/or demonstrating general human anatomy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • 3 years' experience in supervising and co-supervising postgraduate students.
  • Experience in management (of courses, staff and/or research projects).

For Lecturer:

  • An academic qualification with a PhD in applied human anatomy or a clinical qualification with a PhD, or a PhD thesis that has been submitted for assessment where the applicant is awaiting a successful outcome.
  • An emerging record of research publications.
  • 1-2 years' experience in teaching and/or demonstrating general human anatomy at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels.

Advantages:

For Senior Lecturer position:

  • Teaching and/or demonstrating experience in neuroanatomy at undergraduate and /or postgraduate levels.
  • Research interest in neuroanatomy and/or neurosciences.
  • Collaboration with national/international relevant researchers.
  • Evidence of having secured research funding.

For Lecturer position:

  • Teaching and/or demonstrating experience in neuroanatomy at undergraduate and /or postgraduate levels.
  • A research interest in an area of focus in the department (particularly neuroanatomy and / or neurosciences) and evidence of publishing research results.
  • Evidence of having secured research funding.
  • 1-2 years' experience in co-supervising postgraduate students.
  • Experience in management (of courses, students and/or research projects).

Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Teach appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate courses in general human anatomy and neuroanatomy to MBChB, Health & Rehabilitation Science, BMedSc Honours and Masters programmes and BSc students.
  • Supervise/co-supervise post-graduate students.

Research

  • Conceptualise, lead and execute research related to human anatomy, preferably in neuroscience.
  • Mentoring Honours, Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Develop/expand research collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  • Raise research funding, apply for grants from appropriate national and international funding bodies.

Leadership, management and administration

  • Perform administrative functions at Divisional, Departmental, Faculty and, if needed, University level.
  • Perform administrative functions related to teaching and research projects (i.e. convene courses, manage research teams, manage funding for research, monitor operational expenses, write progress reports, etc.

Social responsiveness

  • Translate research findings into relevant communities.
  • Develop an engaged scholarship programme.
  • Promote the body donation programme through the use of human specimens in teaching and research.

The annual remuneration package for 2018, including benefits, is:

Lecturer:                    R639 848
Senior Lecturer:        R786 717

For further information regarding this position, contact the Head of Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology, Professor Graham Louw (email graham.louw@uct.ac.za).

To apply, please e-mail, in a single pdf file, the documents listed below to recruitment05@uct.ac.za.

UCT application form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr204.doc)

A letter of motivation

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A statement (no more than 2 pages) on your research
  • A statement (no more than 2 pages) on your teaching philosophy and vision

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:    http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/departments/human-biology          

Reference number:   E18150

Closing date:             30 April 2018

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf. For this post we seek particularly to attract black South African candidates (i.e. African, Coloured, Indian).

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.



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