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ACADEMIC HEAD OF DIVISION_ NEUROSURGERY

Johannesburg,ZA
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Job Titlet Recruitment RoomACADEMIC HEAD OF DIVISION_ NEUROSURGERY
Locationt Recruitment RoomJohannesburg,ZA
Organization Namet Recruitment RoomSchool of Clinical Medicine
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Academic Head of Division (5 years fixed term arrangement, with a possibility of a renewal for a further 5 years)

ACADEMIC HEADSHIP IN THE DIVISION OF NEUROSURGERY, IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES, IN THE SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
The Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosciences invites suitably qualified Joint staff, interested in being part of a dynamic, growing academic division, to apply for this Academic Headship. This position would be suitable for those with a commitment to academic excellence and educational leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment, exceptional interpersonal skills, 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 calmly and efficiently.
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Qualifications:
  • A medical qualification, registerable with the HPCSA as a specialist
  • The candidate must be a specialist in Neurosurgery and a full-time employee within the Wits Teaching platform (Current Joint staff).
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Neurosurgeon,
  • At least 5 years’ experience at mid-management level,
  • Appropriate teaching and research experience are essential requirements for the position, whereas a PhD would be advantageous.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated well-developed proven communication, organizational, problem solving, leadership and project management skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage change in the division.
  • Management experience, in particular academic activities of postgraduate and undergraduate students is a requirement,
  • Be at least at the level of Adjunct or Associate Professor, or qualify to be awarded the academic title, although other Neurosurgeons, meeting all the above criteria may apply as well.
Duties:
  • Lead and manage the discipline across all training facilities,
  • Formulate an academic vision and designs and execute both undergraduate and post graduate teaching in line with the vision,
  • Strengthen research in the division,
  • Provide tools and create an academic environment for optimal teaching and training for all categories of staff (academic and professional) and students, both under – and postgraduate,
  • Set teaching, training and research goals in collaboration with other members of the academic and clinical service staff, 
  • Formulates assessment tools for all academic programs,
  • Benchmark academic outputs against national performance and identify opportunities to approve,
  • Collaborate with clinical heads in improving academic outputs,
  • Establish and maintain academic excellence,
  • Promote staff development and manage staff performance and assessment within the division,
  • Mentor academic and professional staff for promotion in the university, 
  • Provide support to the divisions that are part of the department,
  • Work with divisional heads to ensure sound financial and Human Resources management,
  • Encourage collaboration between divisions working across the teaching platforms,
  • Chairs academic meetings in the division,
  • Attend divisional meetings at each of the academic training facilities,
  • Participate in Faculty Board meetings,
  • Contribute to the leadership of the cluster by participating in the management structures,
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 and approval at Staffing & Promotions when applied for.
 Closing Date: 28 June 2024
 For further information, please contact Professor Ouma:  Email john.ouma@wits.ac.za
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Please apply via i-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za by 28 June 2024  
Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees via i-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za
The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.  The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.
Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.  The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise. 
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