Associate Professor / Professor / Chair of Social Work University of the Witwatersrand, Social Work - School of Human & Community Development South Africa

Associate Professor / Professor (CHAIR OF SOCIAL WORK)

Location Johannesburg,ZA

Organization Name Social Work - School of Human & Community Development

Department Description

Brief Description

The Social Work Department is committed to quality professional training of social work practitioners and researchers. We are advertising a Chair of Social Work position in the Department.


Applications are invited from candidates meeting the following:


Qualifications and Requirements:

• A PhD in Social Work
• Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
• An independent international research profile with publications in accredited journals and international acknowledgement for his/her contribution to the social work profession
• An evidenced track record of acquiring funding for research
• Provision of intellectual leadership, vision and managerial expertise to the dynamic department focused on quality training of social work practitioners and researchers
• An interest and experience in the use and advanced teaching of research methodology and analysis at postgraduate levels
• Experience in postgraduate research supervision
• Advanced knowledge and experience in the context of social development



• Lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Demonstrate being a research active staff member of the University
• Participation in advanced administration at different levels in the University
• Guidance and mentoring of staff members in the department and School
• Securing funding for research projects in the department and School


Remuneration: In accordance with qualifications, experience and level of appointment in relation to the university pay scale.


Commencement date: The successful candidate will be required to commence as soon as possible but no later than 1 July 2018.


Detailed Description

Job Requirements

Additional Details

How To Apply

Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses)


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 profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.


The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.


The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates; including qualifications and credit standing.


Closing Date: 30th May 2018


Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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