The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment invites applications for the position of Head of School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. The school has a large and vibrant under-graduate and post-graduate enrolment in a variety of specialized fields. It is recognized locally and abroad for its programmes leading to BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng) and Doctoral degrees, and provides and exciting environment for learning, teaching and research.
The appointment is for a fixed period of five years, after which the incumbent may seek another term or may be integrated into a senior teaching and research position in the school. If the appointee is an existing member of the permanent staff he/she would revert to his/her previous academic position.
The suitable candidate will be a senior scholar with a first degree in chemical or metallurgical, together with a PhD degree. A strong academic track record of teaching, post-graduate supervision and research is required. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a leadership position in higher education, research, or other context relevant to the school will be beneficial, as will industrial experience.
The Head of School provides the academic leadership and vision needed to enable the school to advance its position of excellence. He/She sets and leads, in consultation with staff and stakeholders, the direction of the school within the wider mission of the Faculty and University and manages the school to achieve its strategic goals. The Head of School will be responsible for the management and administration of the school, and be required to engage actively in fundraising for the school. He/She will be expected to manage and build relations with the academic community, industry and civil society to facilitate continual development on matters relating to the school.
Enquiries: Professor IR Jandrell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
e-mail: Ian.Jandrell@wits.ac.za Tel: +27 11 717 7012
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of motivation and a detailed CV with the names and contact details (preferably e-mails and current contact numbers) of three referees, as well as certified copies of degrees/diplomas and SA Identity document and/or (copy of a Passport if not South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za Internal employees may apply directly on Oracle Self-Service on the Wits Intranet by selecting ‘‘Apply for a job’‘.
- Closing date: 31 January 2020
Please note that given the thrust of the University’s strategic plan on transformation, preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.
The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit rating. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with the shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.