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Message to the University Community

Honourable Chairperson of the Council, ladies and gentlemen,

Allow me opportunity to thank the honourable Judge Mavundla for the kind introduction.

It would also be a remiss not to thank the Council of the University for appointing me in this position. This motion of confidence is much appreciated. I would like to assure the Council that I am fully committed to executing my statutory duty of managing and administering the University under the governing supervision and guidance of the Council and with due observance of my accountability and support responsibilities.

I would also like to thank you, the staff and the students, for attending this occasion.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am acutely aware of the fact that the authority associated with the office of the Vice-Chancellor will have no institutional impact, unless the incumbent has earned the trust and respect of the University community.

We all know that trust and respect within the higher education environment develop over time and are founded on a number of leadership imperatives, such as:

  • impartiality, consistency, integrity and trustworthiness;
  • an unrelenting focus on the interests of the institution, its staff and students;
  • a thorough knowledge and understanding of the core functions of the institution, related contexts and constraints; and
  • the ability to effectively and efficiently operationalize and integrate the unique drivers of the institutional operations and business.

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to make a difference at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), and shall therefore, during my term of office, adhere to the leadership imperatives described above, while banking on your support, co-operation and understanding.

Our involvement in the SMU at this moment in time is to be part of history-making.

We have the singular privilege of being the first generation of the SMU community, and have, as such, an important role to play in determining, from the outset, what kind of institution the SMU will be. We are endowed with a unique legacy-making opportunity as we are called upon to emulate the founding achievements of Sefako Makgatho, who played a significant role in the founding of a number of teacher, labour and liberation movements.

The SMU has been established by the government as a new and post-apartheid university with a particular scope and mandate, embodying all the ideals of an inclusive, non-racial, non-sexist, transformed and democratic society. While grappling to finding its own identity and developing a unique institutional culture, the SMU also faces an exciting additional challenge.

The SMU was established both as a new university, as well as by incorporating the MEDUNSA Campus of the University of Limpopo. Despite certain challenges associated with the unbundling process, this incorporation must be embraced by the fledgling institution as it serves in terms of programme offering, operational capacity, infrastructure and experience as a firm and tested foundation on which the SMU can build its enterprises. This must be done with due recognition of the selfless contributions made by many staff, who despite adverse circumstances, remained committed to the educational mission of the MEDUNSA campus. Equally important, in my view, is the inspirational example set by students who excelled academically, in their service delivery and in life in general, competing with the best, despite the multiple disadvantages they had to conquer.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are called to move on and to respond with renewed vigour, passion and loyalty to the mandate of the SMU as a newly established institution.

Let's join forces with a view to articulating and embracing SMU's own vision, mission, strategic objectives and priorities. Let's support the quest for quality, not only with regard to the core functions and operations of the institution, but also the student and staff experience.

The task ahead is a challenging one. The SMU is called upon to:

  • institutionalise good governance and management principles;
  • earn its institutional and financial autonomy;
  • secure its academic and financial sustainability;
  • develop a programme qualification mix relevant to and aligned with its scope, national needs and priorities;
  • provide quality education;
  • develop relevant and innovative research programmes, underpinned by modern and cutting edge infrastructure and systems;
  • excel in its service delivery commitments; and
  • deliver a comprehensive and unique support to its staff and students.

The SMU faces this multi-dimensional challenge amidst serious public financial constraints, the lack of human resources and the total absence of or the seriously neglected state of existing infrastructure and equipment.

Ladies and gentlemen, now is not the time to suggest a final response to the challenges alluded to above.

To be able to make a contribution in this regard I need to learn and read more about the historical role and function of the constituent parts of the institution and the associated institutional dynamics.

Suffice it to indicate at this stage that our plan of action will be guided by a framework of strategic goals, objectives and performance indicators covering, inter alia:

  • governance at all levels within the institution;
  • strategic leadership and management;
  • the core functions of the institution;
  • academic and service delivery partnerships and platforms;
  • institutional planning and support;
  • all aspects of the student life and residence affairs;
  • institutional advancement, networking and corporate communication;
  • financial and human resources planning and management; and
  • labour relations.

However, whatever we aspire to achieve, must be built on broad consultative processes which will allow for contributions from a variety of internal and external stakeholders on their hopes and expectations for the institution.

Ladies and gentlemen, confronting the challenges substantively requires much more than just the clinical execution of my statutory mandate to manage and administer the University, or the successful solo flights of us as individuals.

I believe our success depends significantly on the institutional impact of our joint leadership efforts, founded upon:

  • mutual trust;
  • a clear articulation and understanding of our institutional goals and priorities, combined with a concerted institutional effort to focus on the attainment thereof;
  • an accepted institutional protocol of assessment and accountability; and
  • the recognition and rewarding of success.

This may necessitate us to refocus, realign and redirect our efforts.

We should be inspired to do so by the demonstrated commitment of government and the Council to establish and develop a university with the academic stature and infrastructure comparable, not only to the best in the country, but also to those beyond our borders.

Ladies and gentlemen, I look forward to working with you to chart the way for a successful future for the SMU.

Prof Chris de Beer (26 June 2015)






DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Ref no: 17/2015/JSM/P6/7/8

Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer/ lecturer (1 post)

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below

Requirements:

Associate Professor

  • A doctoral degree in Public health or related field
  • At least five(5) years of public health postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of successful curriculum development and academic management.
  • Experience in managing research programs, postgraduate student supervision and scientific publications in public health.
  • Experience in development and reviewing of research proposals.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in online teaching will be an advantage.

Senior Lecturer

  • A doctoral degree in Public health or related field
  • At least three(3) years of public health postgraduate teaching
  • Evidence of managing a research program, some publications in public health, academic management and curriculum development, as well as postgraduate research supervision.
  • Experience in development and reviewing of research proposals.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in online teaching will be an advantage.

Lecturer

  • A master's degree in public health or related fields (a doctorate will be an advantage), with a focus in social and behavioural/ health promotion/ health behaviour.
  • At least two(2) experience in training and/or experience in social and behavioural/ health promotion/ health behaviour research.
  • Experience in development and reviewing of research proposals will be an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in online teaching will be an advantage.

Key performance Areas

  • Initiate and conduct research on the social and behavioural/health promotion/ health behaviour aspects of public health
  • Develop and teach postgraduate courses
  • Supervise postgraduate research
  • Undertake departmental research and support inter-departmental collaboration in public health research.
  • Mentor junior members of staff
  • any other duties as assigned by the HOD

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications, which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention of Mr J Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding condition of services: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Ref no: 16/2015/MMM/HOD

SENIOR LECTURER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (1 Post)

The purpose of the job of head of department is to provide academic leadership and organizational management to the department. The incumbent will report to the Director of the School. The incumbent will be appointed permanently on a substantive position as either a Senior Lecturer or an Associate Professor or Professor and a 3-year term appointment as an HOD. The incumbent must meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

Job Requirements:
  • A Ph.D in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent qualification and meet the requirements for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professorship/Professorship.
  • Five (5) years' experience in teaching and scholarly activities at a senior level.
  • Current Registration with HPCSA as a Dietician
  • Evidence of extensive supervision of post-graduate students at both Masters and Doctoral level
  • Evidence of extensive publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Well estimated leader and manager of a higher education unit.
  • Proven understanding of collaborative, ethical, innovative and effective leadership style and a commitment to higher academic standards.
  • Commitment and ability to promote the Department's mission and position to internal University constituencies and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of ability to oversee activities and functioning of a department
  • Understanding of the challenges facing SMU specifically and the Higher Education Sector in general.
Key Performance Areas (KPAs)
  • Academic and Research Leadership

    • Teach courses/modules according to the needs of the department.
    • Maintain and continuously strive to improve personal academic standing.
    • Admit students into offerings in the department and ensure that examinations are of acceptable quality and are properly administered.
    • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.
    • Encouraging the pursuit of scholarship by ensuring that academic staff members are encouraged and supported to embark on research and community engagement activities which respond to SMUís vision and mission.
    • Seek new opportunities for enhancing the national and international standing of the University and Department.
    • Promote collaboration with other Departments or Centres.
    • Develop a culture of evaluation and benchmarking and striving for continuous improvement.
    • Represent the interests and needs of the Department and University to the external community.
    • Represent the interests and needs of the Department within the University through active engagement with the Faculty Board, Faculty, Senate and all its Committees.
  • Department Governance

    • Establish and maintain suitable Departmental Organisational and Committee structure.
    • Develop and maintain operational and academic planning functions of the Department including setting goals and targets.
    • Implement quality assurance processes in general and particularly in relation to teaching, research and the supervision of students.
    • Ensure optimal utilization of staff.
    • Ensure that University policies are implemented within the Department.
    • Communicate timeously information and decisions to and from various University committees and authorities.
  • Staff Guidance and Management for Performance

    • Foster the development of staff, including induction of new staff by ensuring that appropriate career development and guidance support are available for staff on probation within the department.
    • Ensure that personnel issues in the Department are managed fairly and equitably, including but not limited to, recruitment and selection of staff, annual staff performance assessment and staff discipline and grievances.
    • Establish mechanisms to ensure that health and safety policies are observed throughout the department, including activities (e.g. fieldwork) conducted outside University premises.
    • Ensure that the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the University is adhered to.
  • Financial and Infrastructure Management

    • Take responsibility for financial management of the Department, including establishment of budgets and planning departmental infrastructure needs including relevant equipment and monitoring expenditure patterns against allocations/budget.
    • Actively pursue opportunities to increase revenue for the department.
    • Manage and maintain departmental space and infrastructure resources.
    • Create conducive work environment including staff and student training.
    • Ensure compliance with legislation and University policies and regulations.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs MM Makgati, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment2@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

LECTURER/SNR LECTURER/ASSOCIATE PROF/PROFESSOR (1 Post)

Ref no: 3/2015/JSM/P5/6/7/8

The incumbents will be responsible teaching and learning, research and community engagement in the Department of Human Physiology. The incumbent will be reporting to the HOD and must meet the requirements and be responsible for the following:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR

Requirements:
  • PhD degree in Physiology or Biochemistry.
  • Outstanding record of research accomplishments and recognised as an independent researcher at international level.
  • Extensive teaching experience in learning facilitation, curriculum development, development of learning materials, assessment techniques at tertiary level.
  • Extensive record of post graduate student supervision to completion.
  • Proven record in fundraising for academic research
  • Excellent professional and managerial skills.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Lecturing to under-graduate and postgraduate Medical, Dental, Science and Health Care Sciences students.
  • Actively involved in the development of new courses.
  • Take a leading role in departmental research activities by initiating projects and raising funds from outside sources.
  • Publish research articles in SAPSE accredited journals.
  • Supervise post graduate candidates

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR

Requirements:
  • PhD degree in Physiology or Biochemistry or equivalent degrees may be considered if any of these subjects were part of the basic degree.
  • Teaching experience in learning facilitation, curriculum development, development of learning materials and assessment techniques at tertiary level.
  • Record of involvement in post graduate student supervision.
  • Research publications in SAPSE recognised journals.
  • Potential to be established as an independent researcher in the near future.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Lecturing to under-graduate and postgraduate Medical, Dental, Science and Health Care Sciences students.
  • Be involved in curriculum development.
  • Act as course coordinator.
  • Take a leading role in the departmental research activities.
  • Publish research articles in SAPSE accredited journals.

LECTURER

Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Physiology or Biochemistry or equivalent degrees may be considered if any of these subjects were part of the basic degree.
  • Teaching experience at tertiary level will be a strong recommendation.
  • Research publications will be a recommendation.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Lecturing to under-graduate and postgraduate Medical, Dental, Science and Health Care Sciences students.
  • Be involved in the development of new courses.
  • Participate in the departmental research activities.
  • Publish research articles in SAPSE accredited journals.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs MG Motsamai, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Ref no: 17/2015/JSM/P8/9

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

LECTURER

Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Psychology.
  • Registration with the HPCSA as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist will be an advantage
  • At least two(2) years' teaching experience
  • Knowledge and experience in Medical and Neurological Psychology
  • Good leadership and teaching skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • A track record of research
Key Performance Areas:
  • Formal instruction in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • To facilitate student learning through effective teaching
  • To co-ordinate undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Contribute towards research within the department and across disciplines
  • Participate in departmental, Faculty and University administrative issues
  • Lending professional expertise to communities beyond the institution
  • Supervise postgraduate research projects
  • Any other duties as assigned by the HOD

JUNIOR LECTURER

Requirements:
  • Honours Degree in Psychology and Proof of registration for a Masters degree in Psychology
  • Teaching experience at a tertiary level will be an advantage
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Potential to develop
Key Performance Areas:
  • Formal instruction in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • To co-ordinate undergraduate programmes
  • Contribute towards research within the department and across disciplines
  • Participate in departmental, Faculty and University administrative issues
  • Lending professional expertise to communities beyond the institution
  • Any other duties as assigned by the HOD

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr JS Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY

Ref no: 24/2015/NGM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

LECTURER (4 posts)

Requirements:
  • A Master's degree
  • At least two(2) years clinical experience in the disciplines of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology
  • Registration with the HPCSA
  • Research experience
  • An interest to enroll in further post-graduate studies will be a strong recommendation
  • Ability to teach and manage multiple Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology modules at all levels
  • Ability to work in a team and facilitate team work
  • Willingness to travel to areas where students are placed for clinical experience
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours
  • A valid driver's license
Key Performance Areas:
  • Lecture and supervise clinical training
  • Develop undergraduate and post-graduate modules and perform individual research
  • Research supervision of undergraduate and post graduate students
  • Perform administrative duties and participate in activities as assigned by the Head of the Department.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr JS Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY

Ref no: 24/2015/NGM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

LECTURER (4 posts)

Requirements:
  • A Master's degree
  • At least two(2) years clinical experience in the disciplines of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology
  • Registration with the HPCSA
  • Research experience
  • An interest to enroll in further post-graduate studies will be a strong recommendation
  • Ability to teach and manage multiple Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology modules at all levels
  • Ability to work in a team and facilitate team work
  • Willingness to travel to areas where students are placed for clinical experience
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours
  • A valid driver's license
Key Performance Areas:
  • Lecture and supervise clinical training
  • Develop undergraduate and post-graduate modules and perform individual research
  • Research supervision of undergraduate and post graduate students
  • Perform administrative duties and participate in activities as assigned by the Head of the Department.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr JS Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND PRE-CLINICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Ref no: 2/2015/NGM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing the technical services in the Department of Human Physiology. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL OFFICER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • BSc Honours degree majoring in Physiology
  • Atleast two(2) years' industry experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer Literacy ( MS package)
  • Valid driver's licence
Key Performance Areas:
  • Participate in undergraduate students practicals
  • Participate in the Departmental research activities
  • Publish research articles in SAPSE accredited journals
  • Invigilation duties
  • Any other official duties as assigned by the HOD

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs NG Motsamai, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND PRE-CLINICAL SCIENCES

MICROBIOLOGICAL PATHOLOGY

Ref no: 21/2015/NGM/P7

The incumbents will be responsible teaching and learning, research and community engagement in the Department of Microbiological Pathology. The incumbent will be reporting to the HOD and must meet the requirements:

SENIOR LECTURER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • PhD in Medical Microbiology or equivalent
  • Registration with HPCSA as a Medical Scientist
  • At least four (4) years' experience in teaching which includes course development and teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Experience in developing research programmes; supervise postgraduate students and securing external funding.
  • Experience in Molecular Microbiology.
  • Experience in TB Research or Immunological techniques will be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Computer literacy (MS office package).
Key Performance Areas:
  • Coordinate and teach theory and practical of Medical Microbiology to undergraduate students -MBChB, BDS, BSc (Diet) and Bcur.
  • Coordinate and teach theory and practical of Medical Microbiology for postgraduate students -BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD programmes.
  • Teach Theory and practical of Molecular Microbiology.
  • Involvement in the supervision of postgraduate research.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures, practicals, tutorials and assignments.
  • Prepare and revise student teaching material/learning guides and assessment reports
  • Participate in research activities: developing research projects/proposals, secure funding, conduct research, supervise postgraduate students, attend and present in scientific meetings and write scientific papers for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Serve on various departmental/ institutional committees.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the HOD.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs NG Motsamai, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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INSTITUTIONAL PLANNER (1 Post)

Ref no: 21/2015/NGM/P7

The Institutional Planner is responsible for the coordination of management information for the purpose of producing the SMU three-year institutional "rolling plan". The incumbent is furthermore responsible for analysing and interpreting national and local priorities for human resource shortages in health and establish a linkage between SMU's delivery system of qualified students and regional and national health labour market needs in particular. This should lead to a best fit between the institution's Programme and Qualification mix and regional and national needs. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

Minimum Requirements:
  • A Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • At least five years' experience in a strategic planning and research environment and with at least 3 years as strategic project leader.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working with, higher education policies related to the social responsiveness role of higher education and academic planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national and regional plans and processes which impact on planning in higher education.
  • High level writing and analytical skills.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and work with a wide range of different constituencies internally and externally.
  • Computer skills (MS Office suite).
Competencies:
  • Technical/ professional knowledge and skill;
  • People management, including performance management;
  • Building partnerships and relationships;
  • Strategic decision making and problem solving;
  • Aligning performance for success;
  • Client/Learner focus;
  • Communication;
  • Facilitating change;
  • Continuous improvement.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Conduct institutional research for various committees and stakeholders within the university and supports the Academic Review processes;
    • Facilitate external environmental scans and extracting possible opportunities and implications for the university;
    • Strengthen the articulation between the university's planning processes and developmental challenges facing the society;
    • Provide management information to various committees and stakeholders;
  • Manage, and provide support for the processes of obtaining approval and accreditation for new programmes;
  • Ensure the integrity and currency of the University's Programme and Qualification Mix;
  • Coordinate the Rolling Plan submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training;
  • Oversee the maintenance of a database of social responsiveness at SMU and promote the utilisation of the information in the database both internally and externally;
  • Provide a professional service to several university planning committees;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
    • Compile reports on the activities of the university-wide Academic Planning Committee for Senate and other stakeholders;
  • Human resource management, including performance management;
  • Budget/financial management;
  • Health and safety management;

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs MM Makgati, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment2@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Ref no: 17/2015/JSM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

LECTURER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • A Masters degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification
  • At least two(2) year working experience (industry/academic) in an OT environment
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Experience in the treatment of patients with Physical conditions
  • Interest in community work and occupational therapy media and methods
  • Computer literacy (MS word, excel, outlook, etc)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Valid driver's licence
Key Performance Areas:
  • Teach undergraduate students in Occupational Therapy applied to Physical conditions
  • Supervise undergraduate research projects
  • Participate in departmental research activities
  • Participate in Community-Based Rehabilitation projects which are utilized for student training
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • Any other duties as determined by the Head of the Department

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications, which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention of Mr J Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding condition of services: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER (1 Post)

Ref no: 10/2015/MMM/P6

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the support of Quality Assurance in SMU through coordinating quality assurance reviews for academic, support, administrative and service functions. The incumbent will further service university-wide quality assurance structures, and help with the monitoring of quality assurance initiatives, in order to improve the effectiveness of SMU's Quality Management Systems (QMS). The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

Minimum Requirements:
  • A Master's degree in a relevant field;
  • At least five(5) years' experience in Quality Assurance within a tertiary environment
  • A sound knowledge of higher education policies related to teaching and learning and Quality Assurance;
  • Report writing experience;
  • Proven ability to facilitate quality assurance processes in a higher education environment;
  • Project Management experience;
  • Computer skills (MS Office suite).
Minimum Requirements:
  • Technical/ professional knowledge and skill;
  • People management, including performance management;
  • Building partnerships and relationships;
  • Decision-making and problem solving;
  • Safety awareness;
  • Communication;
  • Client services;
  • Facilitating change;
  • Impact
Key Performance Areas:
  • Quality assurance and improvement;
    • Manage internal review processes;
    • Oversee external review processes;
    • Coordinate the processes of preparing for audits, developing institutional improvement plans and compiling progress reports;
    • Provide a professional service to university-wide Quality Assurance structures
    • Contribute to quality development activities through identifying good practices and development needs arising from the reviews for attention;
  • Coordinate the ongoing review, evaluation and improvement of SMU's internal QA policies, procedures and systems;
  • Oversee the maintenance of SMU's document management system and the QA component of the Institutional Planning Department's website;
  • Stakeholder relations management and partnerships
    • Liaise with national QA bodies and respond to requests for information on QA at SMU;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
    • Compile reports on the activities of the university-wide QA structures for Senate and other stakeholders;
  • Human resource management, including performance management;
  • Budget/financial management;
  • Health and safety management;

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications, which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention of Mr J Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to hr.recruitment2@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND PRE-CLINICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Ref no: 4/2015/NGM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing the veterinary technical services in the Department of Human Physiology. The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

SENIOR VETERINARY TECHNICAL OFFICER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • Diploma in Veterinary Technology or BTech degree in Laboratory Animal technology or equivalent
  • Atleast two(2) years' industry experience
  • Registration with the South African Veterinary Council
  • Registration with HPCSA
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer Literacy ( MS package)
  • Valid driver's licence
Key Performance Areas:
  • Care of Laboratory animals
  • Participation in experimental procedures involving animals
  • Participation in undergraduate student practicals
  • Training of post-graduate students
  • Publishing of research articles in SAPSE accredited journals
  • Invigilation duties
  • Participations in the departmental research activities
  • Any other official duties as assigned by the HOD

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs NG Motsamai, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DEAN

Ref: 25/2015/NGM/P8

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for leading and providing programme and curriculum development support, in order to ensure and enhance the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. The incumbent reports to the Executive Dean and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • A relevant Master's degree (Education, Curriculum Development, etc.)
  • At least five years (5) years' related experience (i.e. Programme and Curriculum Development)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Project management skills
  • Computer Literacy ( MS package)
Key Performance Areas:
  • Provide advice and support on programme and curriculum development and renewal;
  • Conduct staff training in instructional and curriculum design;
  • Ensure alignment with sector/discipline norms and requirements;
  • Promote innovation in teaching and learning across the university;
  • Revise and submit programmes for accreditation by relevant accreditation bodies;
  • Further develop and implement the quality assurance system requirements to meet both internally set standards and the requirements of relevant external bodies.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs NG Motsamai, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF HAND AND MICROSURGERY

Ref: 7/2015/JSM/P9

The incumbent reports to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • At least a Degree in Nursing, BTech (Vet) or Medical Science
  • At least 3-5 years' experience as a Medical Technologist in the field of Hand and Microsurgery
  • Background in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Experience with lab animals will add as an advantage
  • Dexterity/ Fine skills ability experience will be a strong recommendation
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy ( Ms Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Duties:
  • Assist with microsurgical training/ instruction of microsurgical training
  • Assist in Research both in the Lab and the Department of Hand & Microsurgery
  • General Management of Microsurgery Lab
  • Wellbeing of Laboratory animals (mainly rats) and others
  • Assist with departmental research

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications, which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention of Mr J Mahlaola, to the Human Resources Department, PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding condition of services: (012) 521-3906/3893

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND PRE-CLINICAL PATHOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Ref no: 18/2015/NGM/P7/8

The incumbents in these positions will be responsible for providing teaching, learning, research, and community engagement in the Department within the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The incumbents report to the HOD and will furthermore meet the requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below, under each post:

SENIOR LECTURER

Requirements:
  • A doctoral degree in Statistics, Operations Research or equivalent qualification.
  • At least three (3) years' experience in teaching at a tertiary level.
  • A proven record of research as supported by peer-reviewed journal articles and conference publications.
  • Evidence of postgraduate supervision.
  • Proficiency in statistical packages.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervision of research projects/studies at BSc Hons, MSc and PhD levels.
  • Mentoring of subordinates, including in research & writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participation in school committees.
  • Participation in community engagement/services
  • Any other duties as assigned by the HOD.

LECTURER

Requirements:
  • MSc in Statistics or Operations Research.
  • At least two (2) years' teaching or industry experience.
  • Use of statistical packages will serve as an advantage.
  • Computer literate (MS package)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in data analysis.
Recommendation:
  • Studies towards a Doctoral degree will be a strong recommendation.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Teaching undergraduate studies.
  • Supervision of research activities/work.
  • Participation in community engagement/services
  • Other duties as assigned by the HOD.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs MM Motsamai, Human Resource Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 OR e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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STUDENT AFFAIRS: RESIDENCE MANAGEMENT

BOJANALA RUSTENBURG

JAKARANDA RESIDENCE

Ref no: 1/2015/NGM/P26

CLEANER (1 Post)

Requirements:
  • Grade 10/ Standard 8.
  • At least two(2) years' experience as a cleaner.
  • Experience and knowledge relating to use of cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals and substances.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the Bojanala residence
  • Cleaning all surfaces of the residence, corridors, bathrooms, toilets, etc
  • Cleaning of rooms after students have departed during holidays.
  • Any other cleaning duties as instructed by the Residence Administrator

Closing date: 28 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs NG Motsamai, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment1@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

(DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CLINICAL GRANT)

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a newly established comprehensive university, with its seat at Ga-Rankuwa. The following two (2) year contract position is currently available.

Ref no: 22/2015/JSM/P29

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (1 Post)

(2-year Fixed Term Contract)

The incumbent will be responsible for DHET Clinical Grant Human Resources responsibilities within the Department of Human Resources. The incumbent will be reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner and must meet the requirements and be responsible for the following:

Requirements:
  • A three (3) year Human Resources related qualification.
  • At least three(3) years' experience working as an HR Officer/Generalist
  • Knowledge of HR systems, e.g. ITS, ORACLE, etc.
  • Experience in drafting, managing and monitoring a budget
  • Knowledge of HR related legislation
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Good communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driver's license
Key Performance Areas:
  • Handling all DHET recruitment, selection and appointments
  • Handling all DHET information input on the ITS system
  • Administration of all DHET employees leave on ITS system
  • Administration of all DHET contract appointments
  • Updating of DHET employees information on the ITS system
  • Liaise with DHET employees on all HR related queries
  • Handling all other DHET HR queries

Closing date: 27 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr JS Mahlaola, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3906 /3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING CLINICAL GRANT

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a newly established comprehensive university, with its seat at Ga-Rankuwa. The following two (2) year contract position is currently available.

Ref no: 23/2015/JSM/P29

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (1 Post)

(2-year Fixed Term Contract)

The incumbent will be responsible for DHET Clinical Grant Administrative responsibilities. The incumbent will be reporting to the Office of the Executive Dean and must meet the requirements and be responsible for the following:

Requirements:
  • A three (3) year Office Administration or related qualification.
  • At least three(3) years' experience working as an Administrative Officer/Committee Officer
  • Experience in organising meetings, e.g. preparing agendas, writing minutes, etc.
  • Experience in writing detailed reports (monthly, quarterly, yearly)
  • Knowledge and experience of good filing systems
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Good communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driver's license
Key Performance Areas:
  • Handling all DHET day to day administrative duties
  • Arranging all DHET bi-weekly meetings
  • Preparing meeting agenda and minutes of all DHET meetings
  • Liaise with DHET on all administrative related queries
  • Preparing DHET reports on all activities between the university and DHET
  • Co-ordination, Administration and Allocation of all DHET transport systems
  • Handling all other DHET related queries

Closing date: 27 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr JS Mahlaola, to the Deputy Director: Human Resource, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment3@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3906 / 3893.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a newly established comprehensive university, with its seat at Garankuwa. SMU currently participates in the Department of Higher Education and Training's "New Generation of Academics" Programme (nGAP). The following position is currently available as part of the nGAP.

Ref no: 27/2015/MMM/P8

LECTURER (1 Post)

The purpose of the job is to grant the incumbent the opportunity to fully participate in the First Phase of the Implementation of the "Staffing South Africa's Universities" Framework. The incumbent will report to the Head of Department and will be appointed permanently on a substantive position as Lecturer. The incumbent must further meet the job requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

Job Requirements:
  • A Master's or Doctoral degree in Nursing Science or equivalent.
  • Registered Nurse Educator with SANC.
  • Has no or limited experience in an academic career, but has a demonstrated passion for an academic career.
  • Commit to the completion of Doctoral studies, within a prescribed period, where the applicant only has a Master's degree.
  • Be prepared to sign a contract of employment committing to the full duration of training in the "Staffing South Africa's University's" Development Programme over six years.
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Be able to take up the position from 1 January 2016.
Key Performance Areas (KPAs):
  • To successfully participate in the "Staffing South Africa's University's" Development Programme over six years.
  • Teaching and learning, research and community engagement in Clinical Specialty, on a reduced workload for the first three years and thereafter gradually increasing to a full workload.
  • Register and complete PhD studies, where the applicant only has a Masters degree.
  • Commit to working with an appointed mentor and ensure an effective mentor-mentee relationship.
  • Attend agreed upon short courses on research and teaching and development over the duration of the programme.
  • Submit a detailed annual report on participation and progress in the Development Programme over the first six years.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs. MM Makgati, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment2@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a newly established comprehensive university, with its seat at Garankuwa. SMU currently participates in the Department of Higher Education and Training's "New Generation of Academics" Programme (nGAP). The following position is currently available as part of the nGAP.

Ref no: 26/2015/MMM/P8

LECTURER (1 Post)

The purpose of the job is to grant the incumbent the opportunity to fully participate in the First Phase of the Implementation of the "Staffing South Africa's Universities" Framework. The incumbent will report to the Head of Department and will be appointed permanently on a substantive position as Lecturer. The incumbent must further meet the job requirements and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below:

Job Requirements:
  • A Master's or Doctoral degree in Public Health.
  • Has no or limited experience in an academic career, but has a demonstrated passion for an academic career.
  • Commit to the completion of Doctoral studies, within a prescribed period, where the applicant only has a Master's degree.
  • Be prepared to sign a contract of employment committing to the full duration of training in the "Staffing South Africa's University's" Development Programme over six years.
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Be able to take up the position from 1 January 2016.
Key Performance Areas (KPAs):
  • To successfully participate in the "Staffing South Africa's University's" Development Programme over six years.
  • Teaching and learning, research and community engagement in Public Health Systems Management and Policy, on a reduced workload for the first three years and thereafter gradually increasing to a full workload.
  • Register and complete PhD studies, where the applicant only has a Masters degree.
  • Commit to working with an appointed mentor and ensure an effective mentor-mentee relationship.
  • Attend agreed upon short courses on research and teaching and development over the duration of the programme.
  • Submit a detailed annual report on participation and progress in the Development Programme over the first six years.

Closing date: 29 May 2015

Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mrs. MM Makgati, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to hr.recruitment2@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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Admission lists 2015

Student applications status
ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES DENTAL SCIENCES 2015 ADMISSION Download
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES BSC DIET 2015 ADMISSION Download
ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES DENTAL THERAPY 2015 ADMISSION Download
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2015 ADMISSION Download
ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES ORAL HYGIENE 2015 ADMISSION Download
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES PHARMACY 2015 ADMISSION Download
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES PHYSIOTHERAPY 2015 ADMISSION Download
MEDICINE RADIOGRAPHY 2015 ADMISSION Download
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY 2015 ADMISSION Download


SMU Open days 2015

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria will hold its inaugural annual Open Days, on 7 & 8 May 2015 at SMU Sports Complex from 08h00 to 15h00. Grades 10, 11 & 12 learners, life orientation teachers, principals, parents, Departments of Education & Health officials and other interested stakeholders are cordially invited and welcome to attend the event.

Open Day is a premier event of SMU, in which the University showcases its academic programme offerings and teaching capabilities to prospective students. Non-academic departments will also be available to share information on Student Affairs activities, Student Application Forms and Financial aid options that are offered at the University.

The attendees will also have opportunities to watch SMU senior students that are involved in various degree programmes, conducting hands-on demonstrations and answer questions about the courses that prospective students are interested in. Open Days provide attendees with a wonderful insight into what university life is like at SMU.


Vacancies



SKILLS CENTRE

DIRECTOR (Professor/ Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer)

(5 year contract period)

Requirements:

This position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • A Doctoral degree (or evidence of current PhD enrollment) and registration with the relevant statutory body (HPCSA as physician; SANC: South African Nursing Council etc.)
  • A recognized qualification in education
  • At least five years teaching experience in a tertiary educational environment.
  • Proven experience in the development and use of clinical skills facilities in health science disciplines.
  • Expertise and five years' experience in simulated clinical skills training.
  • Evidence of strong administrative/managerial skills
  • Evidence of academic leadership
  • Assistance with the development of scholarship, evaluation and research projects relating to healthcare education
  • Considerable number of publications in the field of Health Science Education
  • Postgraduate supervision would be an additional, but strong recommendation.
Personal attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
  • A positive enthusiastic demeanour
  • Self-motivated and goal driven towards completing tasks
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and manage workload in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively work in collaboration with different teams and disciplines
Duties:
  • Strategic direction and development of the Skills Centre at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) to meet the need for undergraduate clinical skills education
  • Lead the integrated planning and delivery of the clinical skills training for undergraduate health science students
  • Lead the design of simulated work place learning environments
  • Provide leadership in the management and co-ordination of all activities in the Skills Centre
  • Develop, implement and monitor a quality management system and procedures
  • Represent the Skills Centre on academic and managerial committees
  • Collaborate with Health Science faculties on development of skills learning and teaching and inter-professional education
  • Lead the design and integrated programmes of inter-professional clinical skills training.
  • Implement new clinical skills teaching innovations

Closing date: 25 March 2015

Typed applications, which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention to Mrs JM Fouche (Senior Human Resources Manager Clinical Training Grant), PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to Kotie.Fouche@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3296

The Sefako Magatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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PRACTICE OF MEDICINE (POME)

FACILITATOR (SENIOR LECTURER) (2 posts)

(5 year contract period)

Practice of Medicine is the module in the Faculty's MBChB degree course which consists of problem based integrated teaching and learning as well as community-based service learning. It is involved in innovative curriculum design, development, implementation and review/evaluation and Faculty development in Health Sciences Education. It also encourages international collaboration and research regarding curriculum in Medical Schools and the implementation thereof.

Requirements:
  • MBChB or equivalent qualification.
  • Registration with the HPCSA for independent Practice.
  • Personal integrity, being able to work in various teams and the ability to keep information confidential.
Recommended Additional requirements
  • Computer literate (Word processing and Power Point presentations, internet & e-mail)
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificates in Health Sciences Education
  • Two or more years' experience in public service
  • Two or more years' teaching experience with students studying Health Sciences
Duties:
  • Teach and assess students in first, second, third, fourth and fifth years of the MBChB Practice of Medicine Integrated Programme. This can include, but is not limited to Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency & Trauma, Palliative Care and Epidemiology. Some teaching and assessing of students will take place in community Primary Health Care clinics and casualty departments of level 1 & 2 hospitals in North-West and Gauteng Provinces. Some service delivery responsibilities in clinical settings are also included in the job description.
  • The incumbent will have to evaluate clinical practical teaching and learning programmes and engage in research projects related to Medical and Health Sciences Education.

Closing date: 25 March 2015

Typed applications, which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention to Mrs JM Fouche (Senior Human Resources Manager Clinical Training Grant), PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to Kotie.Fouche@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3296

The Sefako Magatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY

COORDINATOR (Senior Lecturer) (1 post)

(5 year contract period)

Practice of Medicine is the module in the Faculty's MBChB degree course which consists of problem based integrated teaching and learning as well as community-based service learning. It is involved in innovative curriculum design, development, implementation and review/evaluation and Faculty development in Health Sciences Education. It also encourages international collaboration and research regarding curriculum in Medical Schools and the implementation thereof.

Requirements:
  • MMED (Anat Path) or equivalent qualification.
  • Registration with the HPCSA for independent Practice or be registrable.
  • Personal integrity, being able to work in various teams and the ability to keep information confidential.
Duties:
  • Mentoring of MMed students on specific topics on a daily basis
  • Practical demonstrations with the aid of slides for MMed students on a weekly basis
  • To render assistance to MMed students with the preparation of research proposals integrating clinical practice with protocol developments
  • To do formative assessments of registrars for clinical, theoretical and slide practical on a monthly basis

Closing date: 25 March 2015

Typed applications, which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention to Mrs JM Fouche (Senior Human Resources Manager Clinical Training Grant), PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to Kotie.Fouche@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3296

The Sefako Magatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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DRIVER

(2 year contract period)

Requirements:
  • A Code C1 driver's license
  • Pr DP (Passenger and/or goods and passengers)
  • 2 years driving experience
  • Public transportation experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to read and write at NQF level 2 (Grade 10)
  • Ability to verbally communicate
  • Ability to complete administrative forms
  • Ability to effectively work within a team
  • Punctual and trustworthy
Duties:
  • Transportation of staff and/or students and/or goods
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • General service duties and report back to supervisor

Closing date: 13 MARCH 2015

Typed applications, which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded for the attention to Mrs JM Fouche (Senior Human Resources Manager Clinical Training Grant), PO Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format to Kotie.Fouche@smu.ac.za

It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephone enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-3296

The Sefako Magatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment

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Launch Ceremony of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

We look forward to your company as we welcome President Jacob Zuma who will deliver the keynote address in celebration of this major milestone in the growth and development of South African higher education.

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