Junior Lecturer: Orthopaedics

South Africa
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Physiotherapy

Junior Lecturer: Orthopaedics

Job ID: 2219

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach Orthopaedics in the clinical setting.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and coordinate all clinical assessments in orthopaedics.
  • Assess students in clinical, practical and theoretical areas.
  • Coordinate and administer students’ physiotherapy services in orthopaedic areas identified by the department.
  • Coordinate and manage administrative functions within the department.
  • Conduct own research.
  • Research supervision to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students.
  • Promote and develop social responsibility and awareness among students.
  • Enhance the role of higher education in social and economic development through engagement in clinical areas in orthopaedics.
  • Participate in Community Service and interprofessional teaching of the department and Faculty of Health Sciences.

    Inherent requirements:

  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy.
  • A minimum of two years’ clinical and/or teaching and learning experience in the area of orthopaedics, within the last three years of practicing as a physiotherapist.
  • Registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
  • Valid driver’s license.

    Required competencies:

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Ability to form collaborative partnerships.
    • Ability to teach and train students in accordance with the language policy of the UFS.
    • Organisational and programme coordination skills, time management skills.
    • A passion for orthopaedics, with continuous growth and development of the curriculum.
    • The ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.



    • Master’s degree or willingness to enrol for a master’s degree in health sciences or a related field of study at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of appointment.

    Assumption of duties:

    01 April 2018.


    Closing date:

    16 February 2018.



    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.


    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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