8 March 2019


Opportunity Description

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the full-time post of Lecturer in Fine Arts in the Wits School of Arts. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of artists and academics in the Fine Arts Department, and colleagues from the different disciplines of WSOA, comprising History of Art, Theatre and Performance, Music, Film and Television, Digital Arts, Drama for Life, and Cultural Policy and Management.

We are inviting artists of national/international standing with academic experience to apply. Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence within the faculty, staff and student body, the University of the Witwatersrand especially encourages South African members of designated groups to apply (see link to policy here*)

Qualification and Experience:

For appointment at the Lecturer level, a PhD or progress towards this higher degree, and /or a national teaching, research and artistic profile are required. The position requires some experience with postgraduate supervision, research/research publication record in the discipline of arts, and an interest in pedagogies, curriculum development and transformation within the arts. The position requires expertise in areas that speak broadly to contemporary practice/discourses/ curating/media in the context of South Africa and the African continent and related networks. Furthermore, the position requires experience in teaching and coordinating undergraduate BA Fine Arts programmes. Applicants with experience in Sculpture, Drawing and Interdisciplinary approaches to studio practice are encouraged to submit applications. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship and/or professional recognition.


The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Teaching in the undergraduate programme
  • Coordinating courses in Fine Arts at the undergraduate level
  • Supervising postgraduate students
  • Managing and developing the studio programme to a professional level
  • Contributing to the work of the Department and the School as a whole, such as actively engaging committee work in, for example, research, teaching and learning, marketing and recruitment or administering the public talks programme
  • Contributing to fundraising strategies for the Department

The position is available of 1 April 2019. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published WITS pay scales.

Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities. 

How to Apply

Submit a letter motivating your appointment and the level at which you wish to be considered, a portfolio of creative and scholarly work, a detailed CV with names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of 3 academic referees and certified copies of identity document and qualifications to:

Margaret Deyi, Humanities Human Resource Office, Private bag 3, WITS 2050

Tel:(011) 717-1414. Fax (011)717-4052. margaret.deyi@wits.ac.za