Lecturer Chemical Engineering – University of the Witwatersrand

Department Description
The School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointments as Lecturer in the field of chemical engineering. The position will entail being able to teach students in all core chemical engineering subjects namely, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, transport phenomenon, reactions, process control, and separation processes. Training and/or having experience in process design will be a distinct advantage. The ideal candidate should have a strong academic interest in teaching and research.

Brief Description
Qualifications: Applicants for the position should possess a suitable first degree in chemical engineering from an ECSA/IChemE-accredited university school or department, as well as a PhD degree. Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer (Pr.Eng.) will be a distinct advantage. A reasonable period of experience in industry or in a research organization (5 years or more) in the stated fields will be an advantage. A record of previous undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, as well as supervision of master’s and doctoral students is recommended. Successful candidates for the position would be encouraged to pursue research and related activities in an area of their choice and/or join one of the existing research groups in the school. A proven record of research, supported by publications in peer-reviewed journals, is also required.
Successful candidates will be encouraged to pursue further training in higher education after appointment as a requirement for further promotion. Immediate availability at short notice is desirable.

Duties and responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate expertise in subjects comprising of chemical engineering and the ability to—
– Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students
– Facilitate and guide large groups of undergraduate students
– Engage in continuous development of the programme, adapting it to the ever-changing challenges facing the university and/or society
– Undertake research in his/her area of expertise in a productive manner, and publish research papers in the internationally accredited journals
– Expand existing and initiate new research programmes, raise and manage additional funds from national and international funding agencies and industry
– Supervise postgraduate students at master’s and doctoral level for MSc (Eng) and PhD qualifications
– Undertake assigned departmental duties of an administrative nature

Enquiries:
Further information may be obtained from A/Professor Josias van der Merwe, Acting Head of School, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Telephone: 27-11-717-7510; e-mail: josias.vandermerwe@wits.ac.za
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How To Apply
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”.
Applicants are requested to submit applications online and not directly to the Head of School. Please state clearly for which post you are applying.

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