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International Sociological Association

Job Openings

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
School of Social Sciences - Sociology, The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Job Posting Title: IRC8046
Abstracts: February 28, 2013

The Department of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences enjoys an international reputation for outstanding teaching, research and public engagement, particularly in the fields of economic and industrial sociology, development sociology and health sociology

Brief Posting Description

We are seeking to make a tenure-track appointments at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Applicants from all fields of sociology are invited to apply, although preference will be given to those candidates able to teach in the broad areas of industrial, economic and development sociology (preferably with a strong political economy and/or environmental orientation).
The successful applicant will have a record of research and publications appropriate to his or her level of appointment, a commitment to teaching, learning and public engagement, and experience with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.


PhD in Sociology or related discipline; Lecturer: proven research ability and teaching record (preferably including research supervision); Senior Lecturer: an established research record, including publications in internationally recognised journals; and proven teaching record, including strong post-graduate supervisory experience.


Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research supervision, a willingness to help build the discipline as well as service to the School, the university, the profession and the wider South African community.


The salaries will be at university levels, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Enquiries only: Professor Devan Pillay 0027 11 717 4451;

How To Apply

Submit a covering letter, clearly indicating the post and level(s) applied for, detailed CV with names, addresses and details (including e-mail addresses) of three academic referees, a non-returnable writing sample of a sole authored publication, and certified copies of identity documents and qualifications

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

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

Closing date : 28th February 2013
International Sociological Association