ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (1x) AND SENIOR LECTURER (2x) in:
QUANTITY SURVEYING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT / PROPERTY STUDIES
The School of Construction Economics and Management is one of the 33 (thirty-three) Schools within Wits University, Johannesburg and one of seven (7) within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at Wits University.
The School offers undergraduate programmes in Construction Studies and Property Studies, postgraduate programmes at Honours, PG Diploma, Masters and PhD levels in the areas of Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Property Development and Management, Real Estate, and Facilities Management, and also executive education programmes in construction and property disciplines. We recently received accreditation to offer Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Construction Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Health and Safety Management, Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management, and Construction Law and Contract Management. We are a thriving School and our programmes are accredited locally and internationally by the SACQSP, SACPCMP, SACPVP, RICS, CIOB and IREM. The School has an Industry Advisory Board comprising of captains of industry drawn from the construction and property sectors. Our undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment numbers have increased significantly in recent years and we strive to provide a high quality education experience to all our students. Our graduates occupy key positions in industry and are in some cases preferred by employers. We are the largest School in our field in South Africa for education and research in construction and real estate.
The School seeks to appoint experienced academics, 2 (two) at Senior Lecturer and 1 (one) at Associate Professor levels, who can play a leading role in the delivery and development of its taught and research programmes, executive education programmes, supervision of postgraduate students, realization of the School’s research strategy, generation of external funding and achievement of the School’s vision, mission and strategic goals.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
At the Associate Professor Level, a PhD in a relevant built environment discipline. A higher teaching qualification is desirable. A record of highly cited peer reviewed publications and other types of scholarship in the field with considerable international research profile is essential. Definite requirements that would be considered include - an NRF-rating or eligibility for rating is a requirement. Evidence of excellence in teaching, curriculum planning, development and administration. Evidence of postgraduate supervision including doctoral supervision. Substantial record of service and academic citizenship activities including editorial roles in international journals and leadership of academic groups within the discipline. Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership and ability as an academic leader and/or mentor to students and colleagues. Demonstrated awareness of the socioeconomic issues in the built environment sector and the role of the university in addressing some of these challenges. Demonstrate ability to generate external research income. Registration as a member of respective professional discipline, if not already registered in South Africa is a requirement.
At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD in a relevant built environment discipline. A higher teaching qualification is desirable. Definite requirements that would be considered, include – an NRF-rating or eligibility for rating is a recommendation. Evidence of excellence in teaching, curriculum planning, development and administration. Evidence of postgraduate supervision. Demonstrated ability to provide academic mentorship to students and colleagues. Demonstrated awareness of the socioeconomic issues in the built environment sector and the role of the university in addressing some of these challenges. Demonstrated ability to generate external research income. Registration as a member of respective professional discipline, if not already registered in South Africa is recommended
To provide best practice-informed teaching to undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education students.
- To supervise industry and postgraduate research particularly in a cross disciplinary environment.
- To use the insights from reflective practice in teaching and supervision to actively pursue a scholarship of teaching and learning.
- To conduct research of national and international significance and publish consistently in leading international journals.
- To write research grant proposals and secure external research funding.
- To design and implement new programmes and manage existing programmes.
- To participate in academic administration including committees at the School and Faculty level.
- To mentor colleagues and students.
- To develop and sustain relationships with students, alumni and industry stakeholders.
- To work effectively with key stakeholders to help achieve the strategic vision and priorities of the School and the industry especially in the areas of skills development, professionalism and the demographic transformation of the professions within the built environment.
- To represent the School on multiple platforms and use his/her accomplishments to reinforce the brand of the School and the university.
Enquiries: Professor Samuel Laryea; Head of the School of Construction Economics and Management: E-mail: Samuel.Laryea@wits.ac.za or telephone: +27 (0) 717 7669
To Apply: Please submit a covering letter of motivation, 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). Applicants must clearly state in their application whether they are applying for Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer position. External applicants are invited to apply by registering 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’’.
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 or re-advertise.