Faculty of Humanities
Wits School of Arts
Wits Music is distinctive in being the only university music department in Africa to be part of a School of Arts that includes television and film, drama, digital arts, fine arts, and arts, culture and heritage studies divisions: www.wits.ac.za/wsoa. The School is seeking to make two appointments from 1 January 2011 in the following areas, and we strongly encourage applicants from the designated groups.
1.Lecturer In Musicology/Ethnomusicology
The incumbent’s primary areas of research and teaching experience should be in popular music and jazz, though ideally their experience and interests will be broad enough to encompass other areas.
Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Western and African popular music and jazz, as well as in other areas, and supervise graduate students. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to cross-disciplinary teaching in the School. Part of his/her teaching and research should be focused on Africa. S/he will be expected to play a role in the administration of the Music Division and the School.
2. Lecturer In Community Music
Duties: Develop, teach and coordinate a new area of specialisation in the BMus degree in the field of community music, and teach in the area of music education. It is recommended that the incumbent will be able to teach in other fields, particularly in the area of performance or music history. Part of his/her teaching and research should be focused on Africa. S/he will be expected to play a role in the administration of the Music Division and the School.
Qualifications and Experience: Preferably a PhD, or MA with professional registration and progress towards a PhD. Some university teaching experience; an established research record or demonstrable potential as a researcher; and working experience in community music contexts for Lecturer in Community Music.
Enquiries: Head of Music, Dr Grant Olwage, or the Head of School, Professor Georges Pfruender.
To apply: Submit a letter of motivation and detailed curriculum vitae with names and e-mail addresses of three academic referees as well as certified copies of degrees/diplomas, supporting documentation and identity document to:
Mrs Margaret Deyi, Humanities Human Resources Office, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa.
Closing date: 31 July 2010.