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Professor and Chair of the Department Educational Psychology

Stellenbosch University
South Africa
Closing date
Jun 6, 2022

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Psychology

Professor and Chair of the Department
Ref. OPV03/123/0522

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Educational Psychology;
  • Educational Psychology practicum supervision;
  • Participating in the development and assessment of teaching and learning opportunities;
  • Research and publication in the chosen areas of specialisation;
  • Research supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Participating in Social Impact projects and rendering appropriate services to the University and teaching community;
  • Performing academic and programme management functions;
  • Additional duties applicable to the Academic Head of the Department:
    • Providing strategic leadership in the Department and contributing to a strong academic identity;
    • Performing all necessary administrative and personnel duties associated with a Departmental Chair;
    • Providing academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establish the Department as a leader in the discipline (nationally and internationally).

  • Voor- en nagraadse onderrig in Opvoedkundige Sielkunde;
  • Opvoedkundige Sielkunde praktikum supervisie;
  • Deelname aan die ontwikkeling en assessering van onderrig- en leergeleenthede;
  • Navorsing en publikasies in die gekose spesialiteitsrigtings;
  • Studieleiding van nagraadse studente;
  • Deelname aan Sosiale Impak projekte en verskaffing van gepaste dienste aan die Universiteit en onderrig gemeenskap;
  • Uitvoering van akademiese bestuurspligte en programbestuur;
  • Addisionele pligte van toepassing op die Akademiese Departementshoof:
    • Bied strategiese leierskap in die Departement en dra by tot 'n sterk akademiese identiteit;
    • Uitvoering van al die nodige administratiewe en personeel verwante pligte wat met 'n Departementshoof geassosieer word;
    • Verskaf akademiese leierskap deur die skep en uitvoering van strategieë om die Departement as leier in die dissipline (nasionaal en internasionaal) te vestig.

Job Requirements

  • Relevant PhD;
  • An appropriate teaching qualification;
  • A strong academic record, including international collaboration;
  • NRF rating;
  • At least five years' experience in leadership and a managerial role in higher education;
  • Proof of registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as educational psychologist for at least three years;
  • Expertise in and experience of interpretive research, community educational psychology and support in school and community contexts;
  • Thorough knowledge of educational and educational psychology changes, policy and context in South Africa, as well as knowledge of the educational psychology context in South Africa;
  • Relevant teaching and training experience at tertiary level;
  • Experience and knowledge of educational psychological practicum supervision;
  • Computer literacy, with the ability to use various Microsoft programs (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, online teaching platforms, etc.);
  • Commitment to further research and leadership;
  • Attending and presenting papers at national and international conferences;
  • Recent and relevant publications in accredited peer-reviewed journals;
  • Postgraduate research supervision (completed).

  • Toepaslike PhD;
  • 'n Toepaslike onderwyskwalifikasie;
  • 'n Sterk akademiese rekord, insluitend internasionale samewerkingsooreenkomste;
  • NNS gradering;
  • Minstens vyf jaar se ervaring in leierskap en 'n bestuursrol in hoëronderwys;
  • Bewys van registrasie as opvoedkundige sielkundige by die Suid-Afrikaanse Raad vir Gesondheidsberoepe (SARGB) vir minstens drie jaar;
  • Grondige kundigheid en ervaring van interpretatiewe navorsing, gemeenskaps sielkunde en ondersteuning in skool- en gemeenspakskontekste;
  • Kennis van huidige onderwysveranderinge, -beleid en -konteks; sowel as kennis van die opvoedkundige sielkunde konteks in Suid-Afrika;
  • Toepaslike onderrig- en opleidingservaring op tersiêre vlak;
  • Ervaring en kennis van opvoedkundige sielkunde praktikumsupervisie;
  • Rekenaargeletterdheid met die vermoë om verskeie Microsoft programme te gebruik (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, aanlyn onderrig platforms, ens.);
  • Onderneming tot verdere navorsing en leierskap;
  • Bywoning en aanbieding van referate by nasionale en internasionale konferensies;
  • Resente en toepaslike publikasies in geakkrediteerde vaktydskrifte;
  • Nagraadse studiebegeleiding (afgehandel);


  • Good administrative and organisational skills.

  • Goeie administratiewe en organisatoriese vaardighede.

How To Apply/Hoe Om Aansoek Te Doen


The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of Stellenbosch University.

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Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.
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