Job Details

  • Reference number: IRC85609
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 9th

Background to Position

The Wits Business School (WBS) is internationally recognised and accredited. It has spearheaded innovation, teaching and research excellence in South African and African business for 50 years. 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. 95% of our full-time faculty are PhD qualified.


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.


Profound technological change, and especially digitalisation, is transforming business, economies and societies. The Wits Business School established the BCX Chair in Digital Business to develop an academically solid yet business-relevant body of knowledge of the diverse facets of digital business, to make this available to the market in a portfolio of teaching programmes and qualifications, and to continually deepen the knowledge base with an intensive programme of research. The Chair has become the fastest growing unit in the School and needs to scale up capacity to meet demand.


Job Description

We are therefore seeking to recruit an adjunct professor as part of the Digital Business team. This is a full-time, permanent position, based in Johannesburg. The ideal candidate is expected to work closely with fellow academics, partners, postgraduate students and senior executives in industry to deliver highly-rated learning, higher degree supervision, world class research, and opinion leadership on business-critical issues related to technological change and digitalisation.

Inherent Criteria

  • A PhD in a relevant field of study plus a proven track record of successful leadership in industry at a very high level.
  • A wide network of senior industry relationships and evidence of thought leadership are required.
  • A significant body of research with accredited journal/book publications would be an advantage.

Application Requirement

  • CV - that includes the name, address and contact details
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 references (including email addresses and contact numbers)

About University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University or Wits.