The University of Cape Town has a strong international reputation in ocean and climate research and teaching. Within the Department of Oceanography, particular areas of interest include the Agulhas and Benguela Current systems, the Southern Ocean, climate change and variability, marine biogeochemistry, severe weather and mesoscale meteorology, and modelling. The department seeks to appoint a lecturer with expertise in a field of Ocean or Atmospheric Sciences who complements and extends existing strengths.

The department has well developed computing facilities (including access to the Centre for High Performance Computing in Rosebank), a marine biogeochemistry laboratory, and access to ship time for research cruises in the South Atlantic, South Indian and Southern Oceans.

A PhD in Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, or related field by the time of appointment is required together with some evidence of publication in high quality research journals. The incumbent will be expected to contribute strongly to teaching undergraduate and Honours level courses offered by the Oceanography Department and to develop her / his own research programme with appropriate training and supervision of postgraduate students. Evidence of some experience in lecturing and/or tutoring undergraduate students is desirable. Some postdoctoral experience would be advantageous.

The annual remuneration package for 2015, including benefits, is R528 275. To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Edith Graham at - UCT Application Form (download at

- Motivational letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A statement of your research and teaching skills and vision

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Telephone: 021 650 5405 Website: Reference number: E15008 Closing date: 28 February 2015 UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

UCT reserves the right to not appoint.