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LECTURER.2.01- AC08 – Insurance and Risk Management

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Job TitleLECTURER.2.01- AC08 – Insurance and Risk Management
Organization NameSchool of Business Sciences
Department Description


 The School of Business Sciences (SBS) is one of six schools in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. The school offers an active research environment and unrivalled access to industry and international bodies, because of being in the country’s industrial heartland. It delivers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Information Systems, Marketing, Human Resources Management & Management, and Insurance & Risk Management. For further information please visit our website at

Brief Description

SBS invites applications for the position of a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Insurance and Risk Management.

  Requirements for Lecturer level:

·       A Master’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management is preferred but Master’s degrees in finance related fields will be considered.

·       Registration/intention to register towards a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management, shortly after appointment, is necessary.

·       In addition to at least a Masters’ degree, candidates with an Honours degree with a major in Insurance and Risk Management and/or finance related fields are preferred.

·       Existing accredited publications will be an advantage.

·       Demonstrable experience in curriculum development and course administration, together with teaching experience.


Additional requirements for ALL levels:

It should be noted that the Division is looking to hire in the core Insurance and Risk Management areas of insurance regulation, economic theory of insurance, risk management, life insurance, health insurance, retirement funding, reinsurance and property and casualty insurance. Therefore, only candidates who have demonstrable track record of having formal academic qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level in insurance and risk management and/or finance related fields for lecturer level and insurance and risk management at senior lecturer level, who are capable of teaching in these areas will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with depth of knowledge and proven teaching experience in two or more of these areas.

Expectations of successful applicant:

·       Actively participate in research and supervision of postgraduate students.

·       Design, teach and administer undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

·       Engaged participation in the running of the Division through academic citizenship and administrative activities.

As Wits is a research-intensive university, appointed staff members will be required to engage in research and to publish in accredited outlets.

Remuneration: A competitive salary package will be offered.


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To apply: Submit a cover letter, a detailed CV (with names, addresses and contact details of three contactable referees), a one (1) page statement of teaching philosophy and certified copies of degrees/diplomas by registering your profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted within six (6) weeks of the closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful. 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 of the Witwatersrand reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University of the Witwatersrand reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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