Job Details

  • Reference number: WSU-BCC-FSET 05/2021/05
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 18th

Background to Position

The WSU Professor is an academic with attributes as defined by the policy on academic appointments and promotions, with duties in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. The Professor is a prominent research leader with an outstanding track record and is expected to be supervising research/higher level post- graduate students.

LOCATION: Walter Sisulu University- Buffalo City Campus 

Job Description

  • Contribute towards development and implementation of Walter Sisulu University teaching and learning strategy.
  • Contribute towards development and implementation of Walter Sisulu University teaching and learning Faculty Research Strategy.
  • Research fundraising and stewardship to donors.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Academic administration.
  • Develop student-centre teaching methodologies.
  • Participate in planned and regular schedules of evaluative surveys.
  • Build community engagement activities into the curriculum.
  • Academic student development.
  • Act as a study leader of student or lecturer study groups.
  • Membership in professional bodies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to use ICT for teaching and learning.
  • Act as external examiner for post-graduate thesis.
  • Coach/mentor new student supervisors.
  • Take responsibility for allocation of fair workloads.
  • Develop research projects and research capacity within the Faculty. 

Inherent Criteria

A PhD/Doctorate qualification in Electrical Engineering

Ten (10) years teaching experience in the relevant field.

    A strong publication record of quality research outputs on a regular basis through accredited and/or internationally recognised research journals/conference proceedings

    Proven or demonstrated track record of supervising postgraduate research at Masters and/or Doctoral level, including mentoring of students. 

    Application Requirement

    • A letter of motivation.
    • A comprehensive CV.
    • An abridged CV.
    • Names and contact details for at least 3 referees.
    • certified copies of required qualifications
    • detailed academic record
    • Identity Document 

    Applications, which should contain a completed WSU application form obtainable at Human Resources Department,

    Telephonic enquiries: (043) 708 5379 Ms N Mwanda

    Closing Date: 28 May 2021 

    About WSU

    Walter Sisulu University was established on 1 July 2005 through a merger of the former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and the University of Transkei. WSU is a comprehensive university established in terms of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), as amended. WSU has positioned itself as a gateway institution is improving access to higher education. As a developmental, comprehensive university, WSU offers students a wealth of academic choices, articulation and mobility across the qualifications ranging from certificates to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies. Strategically located within the Eastern Cape Province, WSU has a footprint of about 1,000 square kilometres across the urban and rural areas of the region. This provides the University with the platform to engage with the drivers of development so that an appropriate programme and research mix meets the needs of the region, province and the country. WSU focuses on quality academic, technological and career-orientated programmes that provide relevant skills for development in rural and urban areas, placing special emphasis on entrepreneurship.