Occupational Health: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Applications are invited for this post, in a joint capacity between the Wits School of Public Health (WSPH) and the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH). The candidate will be actively involved in the training of postgraduate students in occupational health; contribute to under-graduate medical training, and participate in research and occupational health service provision.

Minimum qualifications: Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a medical practitioner, and a post-graduate qualification in occupational health. Research and teaching experience will be an advantage.


  • Develop and deliver the various modules of the Diploma in Occupational Health;
  • Participate in the teaching of MMed students, Master of Public Health (occupational hygiene) and under-graduate medical students;
  • Undertake research in the discipline of Occupational Health to increase the body of scientific knowledge, advise industry on risk reduction strategies and to uphold the reputation of the School and the NIOH;
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to the occupational medicine portfolio, including student admission, course marketing, developing and updating brochures, student recruitment, assessing applications, selecting appropriate students and assisting students with registrations;
  • Engage in clinical service delivery at the NIOH with respect to the evaluation of patients with suspect occupational disease in accordance with the principles of good clinical practice.

Salary: Within university salary scales and commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, submit a covering letter detailing specific skills and interests and reasons for wishing to join the WSPH and the NIOH (as applicable), detailed CV with names, addresses and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three referees, as well as certified copies of degrees to: Ms Philisiwe Tshabalala, HR Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193; Tel: +27(0)11 717-2337.

For more information, contact: Ms Philisiwe Tshabalala, Tel: 011 717 2337; Email: philisiwe.tshabalala@wits.ac.za or Professor Laetitia Rispel, Head, School of Public Health, Tel: 011 717 2543

School website: http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Health/PublicHealth/

Closing date: 27 November 2012

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

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