Position: HEAD OF SCHOOL (CL04)
Remuneration: A competitive salary package will be offered.

Department / School:


School of Clinical Medicine


Head of School (CL04)

The Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for the headship of the School of Clinical Medicine.  The Head of School will be responsible for the academic activities in all the constituent clinical departments (comprising Anaesthesiology, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Child Health, Neurosciences, Radiation Sciences and Family Medicine), for human resource and financial management and for its efficient administration. Responsibilities will involve coordinating teaching, research and administrative activities within the School and the development and promotion of academic leadership within constituent departments in order to maintain the School’s position of excellence and its diversity of interest and staff.  The successful applicant will play a vital role interfacing with the Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development, the management of hospitals within the academic complex, the Faculty and the University.   

The appointment is for a fixed period of five years.  After the first term, the Head of School may apply for a further term of office; if unsuccessful he/she will be offered a position elsewhere in the Faculty, in an appropriate department.

Experience of administration at a senior level within a university department is an essential requirement and a PhD in an appropriate discipline would be an advantage.  Applicants must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and managerial skills and must have attained sufficient academic and professional standing to command the respect and confidence of members of the School.

Closing Date:  15 May 2012


For more information

Contact:               Prof AA Wadee 

Telephone:        011 717 2010





To apply:


To apply, 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 to The Human Resources Manager, Mr Roshan Madhoo via


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.


Closing Date: 15 May 2012
Contact Person: ROSHAN MADHOO
Contact Person Email:
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To Apply: Submit a covering letter, detailed CV with names and contact details of three referees and certified copies of degrees/diplomas to ROSHAN MADHOO, Faculty of health sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050.

Alternatively - Fax: N/A or E-mail: