Temporary Lecturer in Animal Physiology

30 May 2019 - 13:30

Temporary Lecturer in Animal Physiology: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

The UCT Department of Biological Sciences wishes to recruit a Temporary Lecturer for teaching of animal physiology during the second year Life on land: animals (BIO2011S) course, from 1 August 2019 until the end of the examination period in November 2019.

The duties of this position include:

  1. 16 undergraduate lectures on the integrated physiology of land arthropods and vertebrates
  2. 1 practical on animal excretion and/or osmoregulation
  3. execution of a student group-based ecophysiology research project during a 3-day fieldcamp (27-29 August); 2 tutorials to analyse data and assist students with their project reports; and assessment of project reports
  4. setting and marking questions for the class test and final examination.


  • A PhD in animal biology or physiology is required;
  • Evidence of publication of own research in quality scientific journals.


  • Experience in undergraduate teaching and/or the aptitude to teach animal physiology (or closely related subjects) to senior undergraduate students;
  • a valid B or BE driver’s licence;
  • accredited Level 1 first-aid training.

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at
For this post we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured or Indian) South African candidates, or similar candidates with RSA permanent residence and work visa status.


This appointment does not include any benefits. An hourly rate will be paid and will be determined based on the successful candidates experience and qualifications. The current faculty rates range from R700 to R1400 per hour. More details will be provided to short-listed candidates.


Please submit your Curriculum vitae, including the contact details of 3 referees, by email to:
Professor Muthama Muasya – Head of Department ( by Monday 10th June 2019.