Wits School of Public Health: Academic Coordinaton

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Wits School of Public Health


Johannesburg , South Africa

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 wishes to recruit a candidate with excellent skills and experience in public health or epidemiology. The successful candidate will participate in academic coordination and teaching for the undergraduate programme in the WSPH. S/he will also be expected to contribute to postgraduate supervision, service within the university community, and conduct relevant research.


At least a master’s degree in public health or epidemiology, or any related field.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience in public health or a related field.
  • Experience in teaching and student supervision will be an advantage.
  • Publication of at least 1 scientific paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in, and commitment to, medical education will be an advantage.


  • Oversight of the academic content and structure of the undergraduate teaching programme in the Wits SPH.
  • Participate in curriculum development and review.
  • Develop, teach and assess undergraduate courses in public health.
  • Research supervision of postgraduate students within the Wits SPH.
  • Conduct research contributing to the Wits SPH research portfolio.

How To Apply

Please submit the following documents on or for internal applicants Documents to be submitted with your application:

  • a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for this particular position
  • a detailed CV, including contact details
  • names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 referees
  • certified copies of degrees/diplomas
  • South Africa ID (or passport and work permit)

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference will be given to appointable applicants from the 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.