Full time University of Witswatersrand in Academics
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  • Post Date : June 3, 2021
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As part of the new Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) sponsored by the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of the Staffing South Africa’s Universities Framework (SSAUF), the School of Construction Economics and Management at Wits University seeks to attract black South African applicants for one full-time position as a Quantity Surveying Lecturer within the School.

The most important features of the nGAP programme are that:

1) the nGAP covers a six-year period, comprising of a 3-year development programme, plus 3 years induction after successful completion of the Development Programme; and continuing permanent employment at the appointing institution thereafter;.
1)2) enables the successful applicant to immediately take up a permanent lecturer position and earn a full lecturer salary whilst you study;
2)3) the successful applicant will be firmly factored into the long-term staffing plans of the department right from the outset;
3)4) the appointment will be governed by contracts that clearly spell out the expectations, obligations, roles and responsibilities of the university and of the newly appointed academic;
4)5) the successful applicant will study for a doctorate, or undertake post-doctoral work with substantially reduced teaching responsibilities, while studying; and
6) the successful applicant will be provided mentoring in order to nurture his/her academic career;
5)7) provides support for an international mobility experience.

We expect candidates will be able to:
• supervise research in Quantity Surveying at postgraduate levels;
• conduct research of national and international significance in the QS discipline and maintain a record of scholarly publication;
• teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and
• contribute to academic administration roles appropriate to the rank

The School offers:
• a fully resourced teaching environment
• reduced teaching loads, mentoring and an institutional climate which support research activities
• access to research support funds
• opportunities for global academic collaboration
• teacher training opportunity at our Centre for Learning and Teaching Development (CLTD)

The School’s vision is to become clearly established as the leading School for education and research in construction and real estate in Africa. Our mission is to educate students to the highest possible standards and conduct research of national and international significance. We are seeking to become an internationally leading School for teaching, learning and research in the built environment. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the achievement of our vision and mission.

Requirements for the position are:
To be eligible for selection for an nGAP post, applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to meeting criteria specified by the university:
● show interest in becoming an academic;
● be 40 years or younger;
● show evidence of eligibility to undertake postgraduate study at doctoral level or postdoctoral level;
● be willing to commit to placement at the appointing university for the full 6 years of the programme;
• a Masters’ Degree specializing in a built environment qualification is essential – Quantity Surveying specialization will be preferable; a .pass rate of 70% at Masters level is compulsory; Quantity Surveying specialization will be preferable;
• a commitment to develop your teaching and research ability;
• previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is preferred;
• a record of demonstrated research scholarship in the field of QS would be highly advantageous;
• candidate should be admitted in a PhD programme, already pursuing a PhD with visible progress, or a recent PhD graduate;
• practical experience in the field of QS would be advantageous; and
• membership and/or registration with a professional/learned society or council will be beneficial.

Preference will be given to black and/or female South African citizens.

The successful applicant will be required to assume duties as soon as possible.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the DHET nGAP position in addition to the requirements of the University. Full details about the nGAP initiative are available at: www.dhet.gov.za/SSAUF.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Enquiries only: Further information can be obtained from the Head of School, Prof. Sam Laryea, by e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: +27 (0)11 717 7669.

To apply: Submit a letter of motivation specifying the relevance of the applicant’s experience, as well as a description of research, teaching and other relevant activities; and, detailed CV with names, current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of 3 current referees, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID. External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profiles 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: 30 June 2021

The University is committed to employment equity. 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 retains the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise and to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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