Vacancy: Associate Professorship in Human Mobility and Migration in the Global South

ACMS is looking to appoint an internationall recognised migration scholar to become part of the centre’s leadership team. The appointment will be made at Prof/Assoc. Prof level.

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is an interdisciplinary and internationally engaged Africa-based centre of excellence for research and teaching on migration, displacement, and social transformation. Now celebrating its 20th year, the ACMS is looking to appoint an internationally recognised migration scholar to become part of the centre’s leadership team. The appointment will be made at Prof/Assoc. Prof level, and requires a candidate with extensive experience in academic scholarship and post-graduate supervision, institutional development (including fundraising), project management, and the translation of academic research into popular media and policy processes.

With a focus on the southern African region, the appointee will bring to the ACMS internationally-recognised experience in research, involvement in policy making processes and agenda-setting, and in engagement activities with multiple audiences within and beyond the academy. A track-record in postgraduate teaching and supervision, curriculum development, and the mentoring of early career researchers is critical.

As the appointee may be expected to also serve as a Director of ACMS, this post requires an individual who can lead and strengthen the implementation of the ACMS’ institutional, strategic and academic vision. Critically, this requires an academic willing to invest time and energy in the continued growth of the Centre, including engagement across the University to forge new partnerships across disciplines; a focus on fundraising to ensure the sustainability of the ACMS; and support the development of postgraduate and early career researchers. This requires dedicating time to the extensive administrative and leadership duties involved in this position.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses).

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

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; including qualifications and credit standing.

Closing Date: 15th July 2018

Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.