Academic Headship at University Of witwatersrand

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13 Jun, 2016

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(5 years fixed term contract)

The Department of Paediatrics and child health invites suitably qualified joint staff interested in being part of a dynamic, growing academic department, to apply for the post of academic head of department. This post would be suitable for those with a commitment to academic excellence and educational leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment, exceptional interpersonal skills, capacity for innovative and original thinking, ability to exercise a high degree of personal initiative in organising his/her own responsibilities and a commitment to working to deadlines calmly and efficiently.

Qualifications :

  • A medical qualification appropriate for a professorial appointment,
  • Research experience and possession of a PhD would be advantageous but are not essential,
  • The applicant must have demonstrated well developed proven communication, organizational, problem solving, leadership and project management skills. Must have the ability to manage change in the department,
  • The candidate must be a fulltime employee within Wits Teaching platform (Joint staff).


Duties :

  • Strengthen undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
  • Monitor and report on the adequacy and appropriate standard of teaching.
  • Monitor and report on the adequacy and appropriate standard of research throughput
  • Promote staff development and manage staff performance and assessment within the department.
  • Provide support to the Divisions that are part of the academic Department of Paediatrics
  • Work with Divisional heads to ensure sound financial and personnel management
  • Encourage collaboration between departments working across the teaching platforms
  • Set norms and standards for the maintenance of service delivery and quality outputs in the department.
  • Further the mission and vision of the School of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics and child health.

The awarding of the title Professor/Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications, research and other academic criteria as determined by the faculty guidelines.

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