Dean - Faculty Of Health Sciences (5 Year Renewable Contract

Job Description

Job Title Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences (5 year renewable contract)LocationOrganization Name Faculty of Health SciencesDepartment DescriptionThe University of the Witwatersrand seeks to appoint a Dean to lead the Faculty of Health Sciences, which comprises of seven schools: Anatomical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Oral Health Sciences, Pathology, Physiology, Public Health and Therapeutic Sciences, all of which have strong undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.The Faculty‘s training portfolio is responsive to national needs and is a resource for sub-Saharan Africa. The clinical training platform includes public quaternary, tertiary and secondary hospitals and primary healthcare sites in both rural and urban areas, including the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, a private facility that trains sub-specialists.The Faculty is home to many highly-cited, award-winning, NRF A-rated scientists and numerous specialists. It houses 18 recognised research entities, including two Institutes, four joint MRC research units, a DST/NRF Centre of Excellence and five NRF South African Research Chairs.Brief DescriptionWhile the Dean serves as a member of the University’s Senior Executive Team, s/he is also the leader of the Faculty. In fulfilling this dual role, s/he will represent the views of the central administration to the Faculty, and present the interests of the Faculty to the Senior Executive Team.

Responsibilities + Skills

An appropriately registered healthcare professional, with a clinical qualification and experience is preferable.Detailed DescriptionJob RequirementsAdditional Details


Be a visionary with a proven track record in academic leadership, transformation and citizenship that will enable him/her to drive the multidisciplinary faculty with a common purpose;


Understand the multidisciplinary clinical structure of the South African health system, and be able to build relationships with various stakeholders in health sciences education, service and research;

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 8th February 2020
  • Designation: Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences (5 year renewable contract)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 8th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: university of the witwatersrand.
  • Address: Ground Floor - Solomon Mahlangu House (formerly Senate House) Jorissen Street Braamfontein 2000
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  • At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD is essential. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship/teaching and be research active in Applied Mechanics. S/he will conduct and supervise research at all levels. The successful candidate will have a proven record of interactions with industry and the profession. A record of substantial research funding will be advantageous.The successful candidate at any level will have a good knowledge of the basic material pertaining to undergraduate Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering courses, and the background to be able to be registered as a Professional Engineer, if not already registered in South Africa.

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