Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry

University of Cape Town

South Africa


The Department of Chemistry within the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town seeks to fill a permanent academic position in organic chemistry at the level of Professor or Associate Professor. We seek to strengthen the department’s teaching of organic chemistry and research in synthetic organic chemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership in the field of organic chemistry at departmental level through evidence of a deep understanding of synthetic organic chemistry.


For Appointment at Associate Professor Level:

 A PhD in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and at least six years relevant academic experience, with at least three years at senior lecturer level or higher;

 Experience in teaching organic chemistry at undergraduate level with evidence of teaching excellence;

 A solid track record of supervision of PhD and MSc students to graduation as primary supervisor;

 An excellent track record of high-quality publications in peer reviewed journals as corresponding author, with a significant number in high impact journals. A successful candidate must be an established researcher with a sustained recent record of productivity in the field and some evidence that they enjoy international recognition;  Evidence of a track record of conference attendance at the international level, including invited oral conference presentations;

 Evidence of success in raising grants as Principal Investigator;  Evidence of academic leadership at Departmental level.


Responsibilities Include:

 To develop a strong research programme in an area of focus in the Department;

 To develop and teach courses in the sub-discipline of organic chemistry at both introductory and senior undergraduate level (including service courses) and give specialist lectures at the Honours (4th year) level; The successful candidate must have the vision and experience to oversee the full organic curriculum and provide direction within the discipline;  To supervise Honours, MSc and PhD students;

 To contribute significantly to administration in the Department and Faculty of Science


The annual remuneration packages including benefits are:

Associate Professor: R1 002 002

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Timothy J. Egan at or 021-650-2528.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Tracy Moore at

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Motivational letter - Research and Teaching statement

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the five best papers in the role of principal investigator.

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.

In your application, please refer to


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