Apply To Work With The University of Cape Town As Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Astronomy


The Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer on a three-year contract. Applications are sought from scientists whose research interests lie in multi-wavelength stellar astrophysics or extragalactic astronomy. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement or include existing research programmes within the Department of Astronomy.

Requirements at Lecturer level:
• A Ph.D. in astronomy or related discipline;
• Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or honours level;
• A track record of research in observational astronomy.

• A good publication record in refereed journals.

Requirements at Senior Lecturer level:
• A Ph.D. in astronomy or related discipline;
• Lecturing experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level;
• A track record of research in observational astronomy with a good publication record in refereed journals;
• Successfully supervised postgraduate students at MSc and/or Ph.D. level.

• Teaching of courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels;
• Develop research;
• Supervision of postgraduate students.

The annual remuneration packages for 2020, including benefits, are as follows:
Lecturer: R730 510
Senior Lecturer: R887 294

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms. Natasha Khan at

  • UCT Application Form (download here)
  • Motivational letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A separate statement of research and teaching vision

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application that does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

For further information kindly contact Professor Patrick Woudt at
Deadline for applications: 5th of January, 2020. 

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