Junior Lecturer - Nutrition

South Africa
Sep 06, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Faculty: Health Sciences  

Department: Nutrition and Dietetics


Junior Lecturer (25 hours per week)


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Facilitate teaching and learning of undergraduate students, primarily in management and entrepreneurial skills and quantity nutrition, but also in nutrition, community nutrition and therapeutic nutrition as the need arises.

  • Supervise and assess students in food service management, as well as in community and therapeutic nutrition as the need arises.

  • Take responsibility for administrative tasks within the Department and School for Allied Health Professions.

  • Conduct own research and supervise undergraduate research.


    Inherent requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Dietetics.

  • Registered as Dietician for 2018 onward with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

  • A good academic record.

  • Valid driver's license.


    Required competencies:

    • Good oral communication and writing skills.

    • Good computer skills (MS Office).

    • Good planning and organisational skills.

    • Strong work ethic, emphasising both efficiency and quality of work.

    • Show initiative and be able to work independently

    • Good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.



    • Three (3) years of work experience in nutrition and dietetics with good references.

    • Prior experience in the facilitation of teaching and learning, and/or supervision of dietetic students.

    • Ability to teach and train students according to the language policy of the University of the Free State.

    • Willingness to enrol for a masters' degree in Dietetics at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.


    Assumption of duties:
    As soon as possible.


    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3101/2849.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);

  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);

  • a copy of your identity document (ID).


    Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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