University of the Witwatersrand
Full Time
4 weeks ago


At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD is essential.  The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship/teaching and be research active in Operations Research and Business Analytics.  S/he will conduct and supervise research at all levels.  The successful candidate will have a proven record of interactions with industry and the profession. A record of substantial research funding will be advantageous.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the basic material relevant to an undergraduate in Operations Research and Business Analytics programme, and the background to be able to be registered as a Professional Engineer, if not already registered in South Africa.

Research activity in areas such as data science, machine learning and business analytics, with experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, will be a distinct advantage. Teaching activities may include operations research, discrete-event simulation, machine learning.


Contributions towards excellence in research, education and professional services; academic leadership in the field of Industrial Engineering; undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing; research leadership and project supervision; active engagement with industrial partners; University administration.

Enquiries: Professor Robert Reid; Head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering: E-mail:

To Apply: Please submit a letter of motivation specifying the level at which you are applying, a detailed CV with names and current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of (3) three referees, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID and/or (copy of Passport if not a South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at  Ref: IRC87202.

  • Closing date: 31 July 2022

Please note that given the thrust of the University’s strategic plan on transformation, preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit rating. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with the shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or re-advertise.

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