Lecturer – Occupational Hygiene (Five Year Contract)

The Wits School of Public Health (WSPH) is one of the largest schools of public health in South Africa with an international reputation for its teaching programmes, conducting high quality and relevant research, community outreach and policy engagement activities.

The WSPH seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Occupational Hygiene with skills and experience in occupational hygiene and occupational health to co-ordinate and teach on occupational health related courses and supervise postgraduate students. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Anglo-American endowed chair in occupational hygiene and participate in a research programme to strengthen the discipline of occupational hygiene in South Africa and in the Africa region. The candidate will also be encouraged and supported to pursue doctoral studies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Master’s in occupational hygiene, industrial physiology or related sciences
  • Evidence of teaching, tutoring and/or post-graduate supervision experience
  • Evidence of research ability
  • At least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal or book
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team
  • Professional experience in occupational health endeavours

Registration with the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) at the level of an Occupational Hygienist will be an advantage.


  • Teach occupational hygiene/health specific courses primarily to postgraduate students and occasionally to undergraduate medical students
  • Coordinate the Diploma in Occupational Health and various MPH-occupational hygiene modules in the WSPH
  • Supervise postgraduate students in occupational hygiene/health and public health research
  • Contribute to successful grant raising; and
  • Contribute to expanding the research portfolio in occupational health and hygiene in the WSPH.


The remuneration package offered will depend on qualifications and experience and is subject to the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg regulations.

Please note that all shortlisted applicants will be required to present their vision for teaching and research focusing on Occupational Health and Hygiene.

Closing Date: 19th November 2014

To apply: Please apply via the i-Recruitment link

Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which level post you are applying for, a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 recent referees via i-Recruitment

The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference will be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated South African groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment, to re-advertise and to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.

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