Lecturer in Microbiology

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa


Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a PhD in Microbiology or a closely related field and publications in the relevant field. Postdoctoral and undergraduate teaching experience would be an added advantage.

Final selection will be made on the basis of scholarship and potential to contribute to the work and reputation of the School.


Expertise: A focused research interest in the fields of molecular microbiology, bacteriology, virology or applied microbiology/biotechnology is desirable.


Duties: Teaching all aspects of the discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, maintain an active research profile and participate in the administration of the School, Faculty and University.


Applications:  Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research and teaching experience, NRF rating (if available), a brief statement of proposed research to be undertaken, a teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

To apply:  External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service Applications/”Apply for a job”.


Enquiries: For further information contact the Head of School, Prof MJ Cronjé (marianne.cronje@wits.ac.za)

Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.  Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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