WITS University is seeking a suitably qualified person to head the School of Architecture and Planning. Ph.D. required. The position has a standard period of employment for 5 years. Application deadline: October 31, 2009.
WITS University School of Architecture & Planning Headship
The University is seeking a suitably qualified person to head the School of Architecture and Planning. The School combines the professional disciplines of Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning as well as the postgraduate disciplines of Development Planning, Housing and Urban Design. Located in the heart of Johannesburg, one of Africa's multicultural cities, the University and the School are exciting environments for learning, teaching and research.
Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a PhD; alternatively, they should provide evidence of significant professional and/or scholarly achievements. The successful appointee will be of a high national and international standing and possess high managerial skills. S/he must demonstrate ability to co-ordinate the academic and professional vision of the constituent disciplines; provide the leadership required to enable the School to function as an integrated unit; and maintain a position of excellence by offering nationally and internationally accredited programmes.
The successful appointee would be expected to: Provide the academic vision and leadership required to enable the School to establish and maintain a position of excellence within the University and in the wider educational context; lead and manage the School in meeting its and the Faculty's strategic goals; participate in University-wide decision-making processes towards achieving the University's strategic goals; and raise external funding and support for special projects within the School.
The appointment will commence on 1 August 2010. The standard period of employment is 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 will revert to her/his previous academic position.
Enquiries: Further information can be obtained from Professor Beatrys Lacquet, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
Tel: +27 11 717-7011/2
Website address: http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/EBE/ArchPlan/ArchitecturePlanning.htm
To Apply: and for further information regarding selection procedures and conditions of employment, please send a letter of motivation, a CV with the names and contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees, a copy the applicant's Identity Document or Passport if not South African to:
Maxine Lewin, Human Resources Office, Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa.
31 October 2009