During the fourth intake of the nGAP Programme in March 2018, Stellenbosch University (SU) was awarded a total of five positions in the following departments: Agronomy, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Genetics and Medical Virology.
During the third phase of the nGAP Programme three positions were awarded to Stellenbosch University. These positions are situated in Agricultural Economics, Applied Mathematics and Private Law bringing the number of nGAP positions in these faculties to four, three and one respectively, whilst SU maintains an overall number of 17. In addition, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences currently retains three nGAP positions owing to the awarding of their third position to Medical Virology. Their counterparts in the Engineering Faculty expanded to three since their latest addition.
nGAP is one of five programmes of SSAUF (Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework) approved by the minister of Higher Education and Training in January 2015. It is aimed at the expansion of the size and compilation of academic staff at South African universities – especially with regard to transformation. The focus of the programme is the appointment of Black, Coloured and Indian scholars as well as the appointment of women.
In Phase 1, five positions were awarded to SU within the following departments: Anatomy and Histology, Economics, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, and Social Work. During Phase 2, four positions were awarded to the following departments: Curriculum Studies, Food Science, Industrial Engineering and Radiobiology.
The implementation of the transformative nGap programme entails the recruitment of young academics as part of a six year programme which supports universities in their staffing and development strategies. Lecturers participating in this programme, are expected to undertake research, teaching and any other relevant opportunities needed for development as well-rounded academics.
For more information on the advertised positions, and/or about the "New Generation of Academics Programme" (nGAP) and/or the "Staffing South Africa's Universities' Framework" (SSAUF), please follow the following links: