Lecturer: Sport Science

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Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Sport Science

Lecturer: Adapted Movement Programmes and Sport for Persons with Disabilities

(Ref. TGB14/337/1018)


  • Undergraduate teaching and learning in adapted movement programmes and disability sport, as well as other modules according to the needs of the Department;
  • Postgraduate teaching and learning;
  • Development of practical and clinical skills of students specialising in adapted movement programmes for special populations;
  • Research, postgraduate supervision and publications in special populations (e.g. adapted physical activity, rehabilitation, health and wellness, inclusion, disability sport);
  • Liaising with Stellenbosch University and local communities regarding community interaction and social impact initiatives that focus on special populations;
  • Managing and developing the Adapt2Move laboratory (programmes, equipment, facility and networking inside and outside the university);
  • Administrative responsibilities on the required post level.


  • A relevant Master’s degree;
  • Current registration with the HPCSA as a Biokineticist (registration number to be provided). If not currently registered, eligibility and willingness to register;
  • Three to five years practical/clinical work experience with persons in special populations (with disabilities, physical rehabilitation and/or health and wellness);
  • Ability to integrate knowledge of early childhood development and adapted physical activity needs;
  • Understanding and knowledge of, and/or experience with local government and non-profit organisations involved with special populations;
  • Knowledge of the South African and World Health Organisation’s policies with regards to impairments and disabilities, with specific reference to inclusion policies;
  • Good interpersonal and relational skills;


  • A relevant Ph.D.;
  • Teaching and learning experience;
  • Knowledge of and experience in the field of disability sport;
  • Published research in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Ability to teach practical sports (e.g. athletics, cricket, gymnastics, netball, soccer, swimming).

Commencement of duties: 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 26 November 2018

Enquiries regarding the job content: Dr H Grobbelaar on 021 808 4771, or on HGrobbelaar@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Division, Tygerberg Campus on 021 938 9636

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups

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