Full Job Description
The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the full time post of Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Policy and Management in the Wits School of Arts. The department offers electives in all the WSOA professional degrees at the undergraduate level and three postgraduate degrees (Hons, MA and PhD) in the field of Cultural Policy and Management. The successful candidate will join a passionate team of academics, practitioners and cultural managers in the department as well as be required to work with and collaborate with colleagues from the different disciplines of WSOA, comprising Fine Arts, Theatre and Performance, Music, Film and Television, Digital Arts, Drama for Life, and History of Art and Curatorial Practice and Interdisciplinary Arts and Culture Studies.
We invite potential candidates from academia and cultural practitioners with dynamic, innovative and critical academic research and teaching experience to apply. Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence within the faculty, staff and student body, the University of the Witwatersrand especially encourages South Africans from designated groups to apply.
- A PhD in Cultural Policy and Management and/any related and relevant field of study
- 3 Years teaching experience at tertiary institution
- In-service capacity building training
- Research profile with evidence of peer reviewed publications and/ creative research in accredited journals .
- At least 4 to 6 years of industry experience (Cultural and Creative Industries)
- Ability to design courses on Canvas (Ulwazi) and deliver blended Teaching & Learning
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially, MS teams and Power Point
- Familiarity with AI software such as Chat GPT
Experience: Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and curriculum development, in one or more of the following areas of Cultural Policy and Management: Introduction to Cultural Policy and Management – value of the arts in society; Funding Contexts in Cultural and Creative Industries – resources mobilisation; Cultural Entrepreneurship – networks and partnerships; Art Marketing-Contexts, Strategies and Practices, Cultural Policy and Leadership – audience engagement; Creativity, Culture and the Economy; Arts Marketing and Creative Markets – traditional and digital marketing; Arts Festivals; community arts; Heritage Management and related areas/fields.
Core Competences, Skills, Attributes:
- Expert Knowledge of and experience in Cultural Policy and Management.
- Ability to develop and innovate course content so as to keep programmes relevant, current and responsive to societal needs and challenges.
- The ability to offer of a variety of teaching and learning methodologies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Knowledge and expertise in developing blended learning pedagogies.
- Computer literacies commensurate with the requirements of all forms of lecture delivery, e-learning methodologies and academic administration.
- Demonstrate evidence of an ongoing contribution to knowledge creation in the field through proof of publication outputs in peer reviewed national and international DHET accredited journals as well as public facing research – industry and academic books publications.
- Demonstrate evidence of ongoing cultural leadership practice and national and international engagement.
- Established engagement and networks through liaison with professionals, peers and the creative arts industry.
- Knowledge and capacity to mobilise third stream income for academic research and sector engagement
- Experience of initiating and contributing to community engagement and community engagement programmes in cultural policy and management.
- Excellent track record of research outcomes in the areas of cultural policy and management.
- An interest in transformative pedagogies, curriculum development, and transformation within the humanities.
- Developing, teaching and coordinating courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
- Contributing to major and minor academic developments in the department
- Supervising postgraduate students at Honours, Masters and PhD level.
- Contributing to the development and management of the research programmes and projects in the department.
- Contributing to the work of the Department and the School as a whole, such as actively engaging in committee work.
- Contributing to fundraising strategies for the Department
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 a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.
The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities.
WITS Employment Equity Policy: https://www.wits.ac.za/media/wits-university/footer/about-wits/transformation-office/documents/Policy%20-%20Employment%20Equity.pdf
Closing Date: 5th May 2023
Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.
The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.