Job Title: Maths and Science Educator

Location: Northern Cape Province

Business Unit: SAAO

Contract: Fixed-term contract

Closing Date: 03 December 2020

About SAAO

The SAAO is the National Facility for Optical and Infrared Astronomy of the National Research Foundation (NRF)

Minimum requirements

  • BSc and PGCE qualification or equivalent Qualification in Maths & Science teaching
  • Must have a Three-year qualification in Maths & Science.
  • Must be registered with SACE (South African Council for Educators)
  • Two years’ experience teaching Mathematics & Physical Science at high school
  • Experience in carrying out physics/chemistry experiments at the high school level

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Teaching Physical Science from Grade 10 to Grade 12 according to guidelines provided by the National Curriculum Framework
  • Teaching Mathematics in primary school Grades 6&7 learners also guided by the curriculum framework
  • Managing the science laboratory at the schools
  • Analyzing student data to inform interventions


  • Applicant must able to speak Afrikaans
  • Excellent in mathematics and physical science
  • Excellent written communication skill
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of CAPS curriculum
  • Interest in Astronomy

Applications are submitted online: NRF-Vacancies

Closing Date: 03 December 2020