- A doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent in a field such as Data Science, Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a relevant discipline offered in one of the School’s programmes.
- A minimum of five (5) years as a Professor or Associate Professor managing and coordinating cross-disciplinary and/ or commissioned research. Must have demonstrated strong research and academic leadership (e.g., by serving on committees, acting as head of division or discipline), with competencies to serve as a research leader.
- A minimum of seven (7) years of pertinent teaching and content generation experience in a Business School environment, specifically at the postgraduate level.
- Proven record of national and international research collaboration and/or funding.
- A proven track record of excellence in accredited scholarly research outputs in your field.
- A proven track record of research supervision at masters and doctoral level.
- NRF Rating
- Proficiency in designing and executing executive education programmes or customised training initiatives for industry clients.
- Practical experience in conducting research commissioned by industry clients.
- International research or teaching experience or exposure to international academic environments.
KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:
- Clear evidence of strength in teaching and learning in a blended environment, and the ability to adapt teaching methodologies to meet the needs of diverse student populations and create an inclusive learning environment.
- Proficiency in relevant data analysis and data visualisation tools.
- Ability to design and implement research projects, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.
- Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and ability to apply them to complex real-world business problems.
- A thorough understanding of fundamental research methodology and competence in facilitating research workshops; and/or undertaking research projects, production of research reports and conducting of practical sessions.
- Experience with industry collaboration and consulting, including working with businesses to solve real-world problems using data-driven approaches.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated a high standard of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
- An involvement in the wider academic community (e.g. editorships, review requests, participation in professional bodies).
KEY BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:
- Proactive, self-directed, and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues, students, and industry partners.
- Demonstrate a proactive approach and exemplary leadership skills in the area of teaching and learning.
- The ability to maintain effective and constructive interpersonal relationships, as well as to motivate and persuade others to be effective, efficient, achieve agreed goals timely, behave harmoniously, and become or remain interdependent.
- A growth mindset and a willingness to learn new technologies, techniques, and approaches to stay up to date with the latest trends and best practices in the field.
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and circumstances, and ability to manage competing demands effectively.
- A clear vision, effective, clear, and timely two-way communication, strong results and people orientation, instilling trust, driving diversity, transformation, and ethics, and managing conflict proactively.
The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.
ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Prof Joseph Lekunze on 018 389 2235
ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Moratuwa Motsemme on 018 299 4958
CLOSING DATE: 24 November 2023
PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: 01 January 2024
Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official nwu vacancy website.
Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.
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If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.