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Education, training & skills development
Enquiry: Prof D Ballot Daynia.Ballot@wits.ac.za
Where to submit application
To apply via https://irec.wits.ac.za
To apply, submit a letter of intent, detailed CV with the names, address and contact numbers of three referees and certified copies of degrees/diplomas to: Human Resources, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and verify all information provided by candidates.
Qualifications: • Registration as a Specialist Physician • Research experience is a pre-requisite and possession of a PhD or strong track record of publications of original research. • At least 10 years’ experience in Internal Medicine and in university administration at a senior level are essential requirements. • The applicant must have excellent leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills and should have attained sufficient academic and professional standing to command respect of the members of the department. • The preferred candidate must be appointable at the level of Associate / Adjunct Professor or Full Professor in the University of the Witwatersrand. • The successful candidate will be appointed as a Head of Department for a fixed term of 5 years, renewable for an additional five years based on performance Duties: • Provide the academic vision and leadership required to enable the department to establish and maintain a position of excellence within the Department and in the wider educational context. • Ensure the transparency of decision-making processes except where confidentiality is essential to protect an individual or the interests of the department. • The head also has a duty to consult staff members throughout the department, formally or informally, in order to ensure that policies and important decisions are properly canvassed and debated. • Maintenance of academic excellence in teaching and research • Development and implementation of teaching and learning programmes within the department’s discipline/s and the promotion of inter-disciplinary co- operation and innovation • Maintaining teaching and examining standards within the department • Setting research priorities, developing research partnerships, and building research capacity within the relevant fields • Ensuring that the department meets its teaching commitments, both undergraduate and postgraduate • Establishing, maintaining, and extending the department ‘s contact with other academic and research institutions and with the related professions • Promoting social responsibility and awareness, and engagement with external stakeholders • Ensuring the optimal utilization of resources (human, financial and infrastructural) to meet the school’s short- and long-term academic goals • Promote staff development and manage staff performance and assessment within the department. • Provide support to the Academic Divisions that are part of the academic Department of Internal Medicine • Work with Academic Divisional heads to ensure sound financial and personnel management • Encourage collaboration between departments working across the teaching platforms • Set norms and standards for the maintenance of service delivery and quality outputs in the department. • Further the mission and vision of the Faculty, School of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine.