HEAD OF SCHOOL: CHEMISTRY – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Brief Description
The Head of School, who reports to the Dean of Science, is expected to provide academic vision and leadership as well as managerial oversight and coordination required to maintain and build on the school’s position of excellence. The incumbent will have attained sufficient academic standing to command the respect and confidence of the members of the school and will possess high-level managerial skills and capabilities.
The Head is responsible for coordinating the teaching, research, postgraduate training and administration of the school; planning and promotion of academic activities; human resources recruitment and management; and financial and infrastructure resource management. The successful candidate will be appointed as Head of School for a fixed-term period of five years (with a possibility of a second term) and will have a position in the school at the appropriate academic rank as a member of the academic staff after the period served as Head of School. The Head of School is a member of the Faculty Executive chaired by the Dean of Science, and as such contributes to the overall strategic and operational management of the Faculty of Science. The Head is visible and active in the affairs of the Faculty and the University.
Teaching of courses at an appropriate level during the term of office is required, and the Head must continue with research activities and postgraduate student supervision.

An appropriate PhD and research record together with administration experience preferably within a University is required.

An attractive and competitive salary package will be negotiated on an Individual basis.

Mr. Yoosuf Hassim, tel: +27 (0) 117171434 or e-mail: yoosuf.hassim@wits.ac.za. For more information see: https://www.wits.ac.za/chemistry/
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How To Apply
TO APPLY: Submit a covering letter, a detailed CV with names, addresses and contact details of three referees and certified copies of degrees/diplomas, and a statement of accomplished research and future research plans. External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits I-Recruitment platform located or https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting.tel: +27 (0) 117171434 or e-mail: yoosuf.hassim@wits.ac.za. For more information see: https://www.wits.ac.za/chemistry/