Release Date: 08 May, 2020
Director African Energy Leadership Centre (Three to Five year contract position)
Director African Energy Leadership Centre(Three to Five year contract position)
Wits Business School, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management
The African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) is a recently established centre within the Wits Business School (WBS). It seeks to produce a new generation of energy leaders able to develop Africa’s energy resources and to address energy poverty in Africa. It offers cutting edge post graduate academic programmes targetted at emerging leaders within the energy sector, conducts research and reaches out to the energy community.
The WBS is an internationally recognised business school in Africa, with over 50 years of experience in business education and has over decades spearheaded innovation, teaching and research excellence in South Africa. The school is based in the economic hub of South Africa and is in easy proximity of the country’s most vibrant cities. Our faculty come from 12 different countries, are predominantly African, but are also from the US, UK, Holland and Germany. 98% of our full time faculty are PhD qualified, and all of our full professors are NRF rated researchers.
We have around 1400 postgraduate students each year and significantly more executive education delegates. The School is at the centre of regular media events and topical debates showcasing opinion leadership from both business and academia.
We seek to fill the vacancy of the AELC Director. The position can be filled at the level of Professor or Associate Professor (applicants should hold a PhD and must provide evidence of substantial scholarly work published in refereed journals) OR at the level of Adjunct Professor (a practitioner of stature with a distinguished record in the energy field). The successful applicant will have a good understanding of the wider energy sector in the country, the region and globally.
The ideal candidate is expected to work closely with Senior Academics, energy industry leaders and students.
Reporting to a Steering Committee and the Head of School, the Director will strategically lead and manage delivery of the academic, research and outreach programmes for the AELC. The successful candidate will be expected to translate the Centre vision and strategy into delivery of high quality academic, research and outreach programmes.
The incumbent will be expected to:
Previous experience in academia and recognition as a scholar will be added advantages.
How to Apply
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 your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.
Your application must be supported with a covering letter and a CV that includes the name, address and contact details, (including email addresses) of three referees, copies of qualifications, professional memberships and the copy of identity.
The University is committed to employment equity. In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto. The University reserves the right not to appoint if suitable candidates are not found.
Email applications will not be accepted. Only those sent through the I-Recruitment platform will be considered.
For enquiries, please contact Professor Rod Crompton at Roderick.Cromton@wits.ac.za
Closing date for applications: 19 May 2020