University of the Witwatersrand

Scientia et Labore (Through knowledge and work)

South Africa

Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice.

As a research intensive university, Wits has a long history and reputation built on promoting the freedom of enquiry and the search for knowledge and truth.

Our location
Wits is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution towards delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the 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. 

Our global footprint
From trying to discover what lies beneath the Earth's surface to saving lives through better healthcare systems, Wits is on the ground, making a difference. We have over 50 active projects on the African continent and the University is represented globally through our partnerships, collaborations, staff and student exchanges and our alumni around the world.  Wits was also the co-founder of the African Research Universities Alliance. 

Our research
With more than 85% of our research published in accredited international journals, we encourage cross-disciplinary research and collaborate with the best researchers and institutions across the globe. From telling the story of life, to finding solutions to deep level mining problems; from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN, to understanding the complexities of human interaction, Wits is at the forefront.

Wits matters
Wits graduates have gone on to become global leaders in every field of endeavour. Through their civic engagement, they have built cultural institutions, fought injustice, and worked to make their communities better places.

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - School of Chemistry

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

25 Jan 2017
15 Mar 2017

Job Summary: The School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science invites applications for positions as Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer. Minimum Requirements:  The required qualification is a PhD in chemistry or equivalent.  The candidate would preferably have an interest in o...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

25 Jan 2017
15 Mar 2017

Job Summary: The School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science invites applications for: Position 1 Research Officer or Principal / Senior Technician -Mass Spectrometry (MS) Position 2 Research Officer or Principal / Senior Technician -Mass Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) ...

Lecturer, History

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

26 Jan 2017
28 Feb 2017

The Discipline of History has a well established reputation for producing scholarship of international quality and for intellectual excellence, leadership and relevance. It has a lively and rigorous postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programme. We seek to fill one permanent Lectureship position...

Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

26 Jan 2017
28 Feb 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand is looking to appoint a permanent position at the rank of lecturer, commencing July 2017 or January 2018. The post is open to candidates who are specializing in any area of philosophy, though preference may be given to candidates re...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

30 Jan 2017
28 Feb 2017

The Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL) is offering 2 doctoral fellowships as part of an NRF/ESRC/Newton funded international research project investigating higher education and the public good in four African countries. The project aims to examine global debates concerning highe...

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

02 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017

One of the oldest and most distinguished Anthropology departments in Africa seeks to appoint a Lecturer on 3-year contract , to begin in the first half of 2017. We seek applicants who are energetic and creative in research and writing, and who are passionate about teaching socio-cultural anthropolo...

Lecturer, The Department of Political Studies

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

02 Feb 2017
31 Mar 2017

The Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand is looking to appoint a new member of academic staff. This is a permanent position at the rank of lecturer, and is open to candidates who are working/researching in any area of political studies. The department would esp...

Lecturer (2 Year Contract), Anthropology

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

02 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017

One of the oldest and most distinguished Anthropology departments in Africa seeks to appoint a Lecturer on 2-year contract, to begin in the first half of 2017. We seek applicants who are energetic and creative in research and writing, and who are passionate about teaching socio-cultural anthropology...

Part-time Medical Doctor

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Part time

07 Feb 2017
24 Feb 2017

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit PART-TIME MEDICAL DOCTOR REQUIRED FOR RESEARCH STUDY IN HEALTH SCIENCES AT WITS 2017 Applications are invited for a part-time (50%) medical doctor to assist with a research project within the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for He...

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

University of the Witwatersrand

Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

15 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017

The Wits School of Education is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer on the staff of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Division. The Division is committed to equity and excellence, encourages diverse theoretical and methodological orientations, values co...

Awards:


Centre for World University Rankings (2016)

- 176 globally
- 79 globally on Quality of Education
- Ranked number 1 in the country in the 100 - 200 band

QS World University Rankings (2015/2016)

- 331 in the world

Times Higher Education (2015/2016)

- 201 - 250 band

Wits collaborates with the following Times Higher Education ranked universities, which yields significant citations:

University of Cape Town
University of Oxford
University College London
Harvard University
University of Washington

 

Key facts:


Staff:

- 6 585 staff members

- 4 712 academics

- 307 international academic staff members

- 1 512 professional, administrative and support staff

 

Students:

- 33 364 students

- 27 121 full-time

- 6 243 part-time

- 2 674 international students