Professor or Associate Professor for the JCI Chair in Mineral Resources and Reserves

The University is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill a vacant position of Professor (or Associate Professor) for the JCI Chair in Mineral Resources and Reserves, preferably in geostatistics or mine planning with a focus on resources-to-reserves conversion.

The School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is an internationally recognised mining engineering school, with about 600 and 200 registered undergraduate and postgraduate students, respectively, including international students.

The School of Mining Engineering provides quality education towards the bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering. It also has a particularly strong postgraduate programme that includes coursework with courses on the evaluation of Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves.

The School has some full-time and part-time research students that undertake research in the evaluation of Mineral Resources and Reserves.  The part-time students generally are working full-time in the mining industry and often carry out research relevant to their employer organizations.

Qualifications and Experience: An earned doctoral degree with a focus on the field of evaluation of Mineral Resources and Reserves (preferably in geostatistics); professional registration or eligibility for professional registration; suitable teaching experience; a good publications track record; high national and/or international standing in the evaluation of Mineral Resources and/or Mineral Reserves.

Duties: Contribute to the development of the professional discipline; lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; conduct research and supervise postgraduate students; fund-raise to sustain the Chair’s research activities; contribute to the administrative functioning of the School and perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Enquiries: Professor Cuthbert Musingwini, Head of the School of Mining Engineering, Tel no. +27 11 717 7412; E-mail: [email protected]

To apply: Please submit a letter of motivation including a detailed CV with names and current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of three (3) referees, copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID or copy of Passport if not South African citizen. External applicants can apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at 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 nor re-advertise.

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