Head of Department Secretary.4.05 Lecturer (Full-time; fixed term (4 years) Contract) Finance Officer (3 Year Contract)

Gauteng, Full Time

About the Job

The Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine invites suitably qualified applicants interested in being part of a dynamic, growing academic department, to apply for the post of Head of Department.
This post would be suitable for those with a commitment to academic excellence and educational leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment.
The Headship requires an individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, the capacity for innovative and original thinking, ability to exercise a high degree of personal initiative in organising his/her own responsibilities and a commitment to working to deadlines effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications:

A Health care qualification registrable with the HPCSA,
A master’s degree in the relevant field (PhD is preferred);
Registration with the HPCSA;
Research and Teaching experience;
At least 7-10 years experience in university administration at a senior level are essential requirements; At least 5 years’ experience in management and administration in an academic environment, is an essential requirement;
The applicant must have excellent leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills and should have attained sufficient academic and professional standing to command the respect of the members of the profession;
The applicant should be at least at the Associate/Adjunct Professor, or be promotable to that academic level, in terms of the Wits qualifying criteria.

Duties:

Strengthen undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in exercise science and sports medicine;
Develop and promote sport and exercise programmes across the teaching, research and service platforms.
Monitor and report on the adequacy and appropriate standard of teaching and learning;
Monitor and report on the adequacy and appropriate standard of research throughput.
Promote staff development and manage staff performance and assessment within the department;
Ensure sound Financial and Human Resources management;
Encourage collaboration between departments working across the teaching and service platforms;
Set norms and standards for the maintenance of service delivery and quality outputs in the department;
Further the mission and vision of the School of Therapeutic Sciences and the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

The successful candidate will be appointed as Head for a fixed term of 5 years. Renewable for a second term
The awarding of the title Professor/Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications, research and other academic criteria as determined by the faculty guidelines.

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