Academic Director

About the role:

This is a full – time permanent position and it is based in Johannesburg.

The ideal candidate is expected to work closely with Senior Academics, Programme Directors and Senior Management to deliver highly-rated learning, higher degree supervision, world class research, and opinion leadership on critical business issues.

What you’ll do:

§ Design and develop frameworks and school specific processes for the delivery of the academic project.

§ Provide strategic direction on curriculum development and reviews.

§ Define teaching and examining standards within the school as set by the university regulations.

§ Oversee the human resource allocation (yearly workloads) to ensure optimal engagement of academic staff.

§ Provide adequate systems and establish structures relevant for the smooth running of the academic project.

§ Manage the finance and budgeting of the academic portfolio and oversee the implementation of the academic teaching and research strategy.

What you’ll need:

§ You have a PhD and 5+ years’ experience in a senior leadership position.

§ You have a passion for building and sustaining scholarship of the highest quality.

§ You have professional experience, management experience, a good record of teaching, research and administration

§ You can work effectively within a diverse community and have a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

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How To Apply

Internal employees 

are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicants 

are invited to apply, by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

Your application must be supported with a covering letter and a CV that includes the names and contact details, (including email addresses) of three referees.

The University is committed to employment equity. In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about this opportunity please contact Lovemore Shikwambana on +27 (0) 11 717 3873

Email applications will not be accepted. Only those sent through the I-Recruitment platform will be considered.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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Amount of Travel

Work At Home


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