Qualifications and Experience: Applicants should have completed a PhD in a discipline or specialist area related to the activities of the School and must provide evidence of significant professional and/or scholarly achievements. Professional registration is an advantage. The successful appointee will be of high national and international standing, possess advanced managerial skills and demonstrate ability to co-ordinate the academic and professional vision of the constituent disciplines.
Requirements: The Head would be expected to provide the academic vision and leadership to the School; establish and maintain a reputation of excellence within the University and in the wider educational context by offering nationally and internationally accredited programmes; lead and manage. S/he will be responsible for the School meeting its and the Faculty’s strategic goals; participate in the University-wide decision-making processes required in achieving the University’s strategic goals; and raise external funding and support for special projects within the School.
The standard contractual period of employment is five (5) years, after which the candidate may seek another term or be integrated into a senior teaching and research position in the School. If the appointee is an existing member of the permanent staff, s/he would revert to her/his previous academic position.
Remuneration: A competitive university package is offered and commensurate with the level of appointment.
Enquiries: Professor Ian Jandrell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, (Tel no. +27 11 717 7011/2); E-mail: Ian.Jandrell@wits.ac.za
To apply: Please submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with names and current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of (3) three referees, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID and/or (copy of Passport if not South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply should be 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 July 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 re-advertise.