Job Description

Job Title Head of SchoolLocationOrganization Name School of Human & Community DevelopmentDepartment DescriptionThe School of Human and Community Development brings together a diverse group of researchers, lecturers, trainers, practitioners and students in the disciplines of Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, and Social Work and two research-based service delivery Centres. The School is home to some 76 academic staff, 14 Professional Administrative Staff and approximately 3400 undergraduate and 350 postgraduate students. The School is committed to developing research, theory and practice that contribute to individual and community well-being.Brief DescriptionThe Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the Headship of the School of Human and Community Development.

Responsibilities + Skills

She/he should encourage multi-disciplinarity within the School while respecting the integrity of the individual disciplines. The successful applicant would be expected to retain a commitment to teaching and research, implied in part by providing academic and intellectual vision and leadership to the School, alongside the considerable administrative and staff management workload associated with the position. He/she should have a demonstrable track-record of academic and strategic leadership,


Requirements include: a PhD, existing appointment at Associate Professor / full Professor level, good interpersonal and management skills, and a strong record of teaching and research in any discipline concerned with understanding and promoting individual and community development.


The faculty accepts, however, that there may be candidates wishing to negotiate appointment for a lesser period, recognizing that the minimum appointment period would be for 3 years.Remuneration: Commensurate with the applicants qualifications, experience and seniority of the post and will be negotiated on an individual basis.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 10th February 2020
  • Designation: Head of School
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 33
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 10th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Wits University is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution in delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the African continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaningful change in society. 

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