Lecturing position available at Wits University

Monday, 30 July 2018

The School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), invites applications for a full-time appointment at the levels of lecturer or senior lecturer or associate professor of urban and regional planning.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the teaching and research programmes of the School in one or more of the following areas: Urban politics and governance; community participation; municipal planning, governance and finance; planning law; property development in relation to planning; transportation; local physical planning (design, layout, land use management); GIS, CAD and other relevant technologies; post-conflict and disaster planning.

An appointment will be made on a permanent basis (subject to a probation period).


A PhD in a relevant field is required, but a minimum of Masters (also in a relevant field) will be considered for a lecturer level in more technical areas. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above and be able to integrate these into teaching in the field of planning. A strong record of academic publications is required for a senior lecturer position and more so for the associate professor position. Work experience as a planning practitioner and relevant teaching experience is a strong recommendation, as is proved experience of complex administrative responsibilities, preferably within a university environment. It will be an advantage to be able to qualify for registration with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). The School will consider employment equity targets in its appointment.


The successful applicant will have a teaching load and will be active in research, writing, publishing and/or creative work, and will be expected to carry a share of administrative responsibilities.

**Enquiries should be addressed to **Professor Nnamdi Elleh; Head of the School of Architecture and Planning: E-mail: Nnamdi.Elleh@wits.ac.za

**To Apply: **Please send a letter of application, 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 a South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za or to: The Human Resources Office, Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa. Internal employees may apply directly on Oracle Self-Service on the Wits Intranet by selecting ‘Apply for a job’.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018.

For futher information, download and read the call for applications document.

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