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Professor | Associate Professor: Pharmacy Practice

University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape: Science: School of Pharmacy

Bellville Medical Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)

Professor/Associate Professor Pharmacy Practice

Full Time 
Post Number 0463

Closing Date 17/3/2019

Key Performance Areas

The School of Pharmacy hosted in the Faculty of Natural Science at the University of the Western Cape is one of the leading institutions for the education of pharmacists in South Africa and the only Pharmacy school in the Western Cape. We are proud of our strong patient and service-orientated education, which builds on a sound scientific base and active research programmes. Pharmacy Practice is a key discipline in our education programme with active involvement within external communities at local and national level and growing practice-related research programmes.

The School of Pharmacy intends to appoint an experienced Academic Pharmacist to complement and enhance its teaching and research effort in Pharmacy Practice.

Key Responsibilities:

The appointee will be involved in the education and training of BPharm and postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy; provide research supervision/leadership and contribute towards the continuous improvement of the academic and postgraduate programme of the School. Applicants are expected to have active research collaborations, and to be willing to build new partnerships with the professional community and other institutions.

Minimum Requirements
A BPharm and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice or closely related field;
Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council as Pharmacist;
Evidence of innovative, student centred and values based teaching and learning approach with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at university level;
Record of successful postgraduate supervision appropriate to the level of appointment;
Evidence of academic leadership and a strong and sustained research output (extensive publication record for appointment as Professor);
Active collaborations and partnerships with professional communities with a National (Associate Professor) or International (Professor) academic presence in Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice;
Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
Experience in the following key areas would be beneficial: Forensic pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacy management, social pharmacy and public health.
In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.
EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.