Wits Jobs – Property Studies

Website University of the Witwatersrand

Job Description:

The School of Construction Economics and Management is one of the 33 (thirty-three) Schools within Wits University, Johannesburg and one of seven (7) within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at Wits University. The School offers undergraduate programmes in Construction Studies and Property Studies, postgraduate programmes at Honours, PG Diploma, Masters and PhD levels in the areas of Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Property Development and Management, Real Estate, and Facilities Management, and also executive education programmes in construction and property disciplines. We recently received accreditation to offer Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Construction Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Health and Safety Management, Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management, and Construction Law and Contract Management. We are a thriving School and our programmes are accredited locally and internationally by the SACQSP, SACPCMP, SACPVP, RICS, CIOB and IREM. The School has an Industry Advisory Board comprising of captains of industry drawn from the construction and property sectors. Our undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment numbers have increased significantly in recent years and we strive to provide a high quality education experience to all our students. Our graduates occupy key positions in industry and are in some cases preferred by employers. We are the largest School in our field in South Africa for education and research in construction and real estate. The School seeks to appoint experienced academics, 2 (two) at Senior Lecturer and 1 (one) at Associate Professor levels, who can play a leading role in the delivery and development of its taught and research programmes, executive education programmes, supervision of postgraduate students, realization of the School’s research strategy, generation of external funding and achievement of the School’s vision, mission and strategic goals.

Job Responsibilities:

To provide best practice-informed teaching to undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education students. • To supervise industry and postgraduate research particularly in a cross disciplinary environment. • To use the insights from reflective practice in teaching and supervision to actively pursue a scholarship of teaching and learning. • To conduct research of national and international significance and publish consistently in leading international journals. • To write research grant proposals and secure external research funding. • To design and implement new programmes and manage existing programmes. • To participate in academic administration including committees at the School and Faculty level. • To mentor colleagues and students. • To develop and sustain relationships with students, alumni and industry stakeholders. • To work effectively with key stakeholders to help achieve the strategic vision and priorities of the School and the industry especially in the areas of skills development, professionalism and the demographic transformation of the professions within the built environment. • To represent the School on multiple platforms and use his/her accomplishments to reinforce the brand of the School and the university. Enquiries: Professor Samuel Laryea; Head of the School of Construction Economics and Management

Job Details:

Company: University of the Witwatersrand

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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