Junior Lecturer: Paediatrics

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

Department of Physiotherapy

Junior Lecturer: Paediatrics

Job ID: 2218

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach Paediatrics in the clinical setting.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and coordinate all clinical assessments in paediatrics.
  • 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 paediatrics.

    Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy.
  • Registered as Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
  • A good academic record.
  • Valid driver's licence.

    Required competencies:

  • Good human relations.
  • Organisational abilities
  • The ability to teach and train students according to the language policy of the UFS.


  • Willing to enrol for a master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • A minimum of three years’ clinical and/or teaching and learning experience in the area of paediatrics, within the last three years of practicing as a physiotherapist.
  • Certificate in Neuro-developmental therapy.

    Assumption of duties:

    1 March 2018.


    Closing date:

    16 February 2018.



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


    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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