Faculty of Humanities

School of Literature, Language and Media


One-year contract position

Grant funded

The Department of Journalism at Wits is looking for an exceptional person to join its teaching and research team, with both a professional experience and an academic background. The post is a contract appointment for a fixed term of one year, which may be renewed.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Teaching existing courses;
  • Research and research supervision;
  • Building the department’s publishing programme
  • Co-ordinating and growing the mid-career honours and short course programmes, specifically in the area of investigative journalism.


  • Significant professional experience in journalism, including at senior editorial levels;
  • Interest in and experience of teaching and skills development;
  • Excellent understanding of changing skills needs in SA journalism;
  • Research experience;
  • A PhD, completed.

Further information is available from Adj Prof Franz Krüger, HoD of the Journalism Department, at 011 717 4744 / 082 903 4196, or email franz.kruger@wits.ac.za


Submit a letter of motivation, full curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and identity document 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 applicant are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za.

Closing date: 21 May 2017