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Wits University is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa – a vibrant, leading commercial city on the African continent.

About University of the Witwatersrand

The history of Wits is linked with mining, academic excellence, and with political and civic activism.

The mission of the University of the Witwatersrand is to grow its global stature as a leading research-intensive university, and to be a gateway to research engagement and intellectual achievement in Africa.

It will achieve this by building on the principles of intellectual excellence, international competitiveness and local relevance. 

Aside from the four Nobel prize winners and 91 prestigious Rhodes Scholars emanating from Wits, the University has served as the foundation for entrepreneurs, activists, social scientists, leading business and legal stalwarts, musicians, artists, scientists, engineers, doctors and sportspersons.

Nobel Prize winners linked to Wits:

  • Aaron Klug– (BSc, honorary DSc) 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Nadine Gordimer – (honorary DLitt) 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Nelson Mandela – (honorary LLD) 1993 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Sydney Brenner – (BSc, BSc Hons, honorary DSc) 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Vacancies at Wits

The following vacancies are open at Wits University, and suitably quualified persons are invited to apply.

Note that Wits Human Resources makes use of integrated on-line recruiting software to manage all their vacancies.  

Click on the job vacancy of your choice to open up more information, requirements, requisite qualifications and experience, as well as other details.

Academic Vacancies

PositionDepartmentClosing Date
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (AC.08.4)Languages04 Jul 2022
Lecturer (EN.08.4)School of Electrical & Information Engineering04 Jul 2022
Senior Lecturer in Research and Statistics (AC07) – 3 year contract (AC.07.4)CLM Teaching and Learning Centre10 Jul 2022
Lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture (AC.08.4)School of Architecture and Planning14 Jul 2022
Associate Lecturer (Interpreting) – Full-Time, Fixed-term (3 years) (AC.09.4)Graduate School for Translators and Interpreters15 Jul 2022
Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron Chair in Development Economics (AC.05.3)School of Economics and Finance22 Jul 2022
Associate Professor (Digital Governance) (AC.06.3)Wits School of Governance22 Jul 2022
Professor/Associate Professor (AC.05.3)Wits School of Governance22 Jul 2022
Associate Profesor/Adjunct Professor (AT.06.3)School of Accountancy25 Jul 2022
Lecturer (AC.08.4)Social and Economic Sciences29 Jul 2022
Associate Lecturer – nGAP (AC.09.4)Social Work30 Jul 2022
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (AC.07.4)School of Architecture and Planning31 Jul 2022
Senior Researcher/Associate Professor – Palaeontology (AC.06.3)Evolutionary Studies Institute15 Aug 2022
HEAD OF SCHOOL: CHEMISTRY (NS.04.3)School of Chemistry31 Aug 2022

Support Vacancies

PositionDepartmentClosing Date
Administrator (AD. 11) (AD.11.4)School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics07 Jul 2022
Finance Administrator (AD. 10) (AD.10.4)School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics08 Jul 2022
Machine Learning Engineer (AD07) (IT.07.4)Business Intelligence Services08 Jul 2022
Senior Administrative Officer – Contracts and Tenders (AD.08.4)Services08 Jul 2022
Deputy Director Operations (AD.06.3)Services08 Jul 2022
Programme Manager- Evaluation Systems Business line (AD.08) (AD.08.4)Centre for Learning Evaluation and Results Anglophone Africa15 Jul 2022

How to apply

New applicants are encouraged to click here new iRecruitment link in order to create their profile or visit the advertised Jobs listed in order to apply directly for the advertised job.

Internal applicants

To view a full list of internal vacancies click on the following link and follow the ‘Apply for Job’ navigation :

External applicants

Click on the advertised Job links below to be re-directed to the on-line recruiting system. All applications are to be made via on-line application. 

Please make sure to use Google Chrome / Firefox otherwise you will not be able to see all the fields.

Click on the:How-to-Apply Guide.

Any technical or login issues please email [email protected] 


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