Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Hydrogeophysics

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa 🇿🇦

Job Title/Posbeskrywing: Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Hydrogeophysics
Organization/Organisasie: Earth Sciences
Department Description/Departement Beskrywing: Faculty of Science, Department of Earth Sciences

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Hydrogeophysics

Ref. NW02/036/0223

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in Geohydrology or Hydrogeophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at Stellenbosch University. The Department employs eleven full-time academic staff members and is responsible for teaching and research in the fields of geology and environmental geochemistry. The position will complement the current teaching and research of the Department with the aim to broaden its offering into the field of geohydrology. Further information on the departmental staff and research activities, students, analytical facilities and funding opportunities can be viewed on the departmental website at

Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in geohydrology, groundwater exploration and introductory courses in geology, as required;

Planning and supervision of under- and postgraduate field work and administration of modules;

Supervision of research projects and postgraduate students on at least masters level;

Conducting research and publication thereof in international journals relevant to the broader research field;

Obtaining research funds from external sources;

Service delivery at departmental level.

Job Requirements/Pos Vereistes
PhD in Earth Sciences, with a focus on geohydrology;

Demonstrated knowledge of field-based geohydrology, groundwater exploration and/or groundwater numerical modelling;

Publications in international journals in the relevant field commensurate with experience;

Proven track record of teaching at the tertiary level (lecturer or teaching assistant pending the level of appointment);

Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

For appointment as Lecturer:

Demonstrated knowledge of field-based geohydrology, groundwater exploration and/or groundwater numerical modelling;

A record of active research and research dissemination, e.g., through presentations at conferences;

Experience with groundwater modelling software such as, MODFLOW, MODPATH, FEFLOW, or finite element/finite difference modelling methods.

For appointment as Senior Lecturer:

Evidence of a sustained publication record in high-quality international journals;

Proven ability to secure external funding;

Experience in aquifer testing, aquifer delineation and groundwater exploration using geophysical methods;

Proof of successful postgraduate supervision on at least master’s level;

Evidence of working in multidisciplinary research projects and active collaboration.

Applicants invited for interviews will be expected to present a lecture on their recent research and complete a written exercise intended to evaluate their hydrogeology knowledge and written communication skills.

Post-doctoral or appropriate academic/industrial research experience;

Teaching experience in geohydrology and/or hydrogeophysics;

Good communication skills in Afrikaans.

Applications should be submitted through the University online application portal. Candidates must submit a single PDF containing all required documents and a cover letter outlining their teaching and research philosophy and how their academic background satisfies the job requirements outlined above.

How To Apply/Hoe Om Aansoek Te Doen


Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE). In accordance with the institutional EE Plan of the University and that of the specific environment, only South African citizens from the designated groups will be considered for appointment.

Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Alex Kisters, Head of the Department, on 021 808 3113, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre

on 021 808 2753, or at

Currency ZAR
Commencement Date 01-Jul-2023
Closing Date 15-Mar-2023
Amount of Travel
Work At Home





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