The Journalism Department at the University of the Witwatersrand seeks to appoint a Taco Kuiper Chair/Fellow in Investigative Journalism. This person would be required to teach and supervise graduate students, participate in our activities in this area (the Taco Kuiper Awards and Grants and the African Investigative Journalism Conference) and to write, research and publish.

The position is available either as a medium-term (from three months) or longer term (up to two years) contract.



  • Tertiary-level education. (A PhD would be a strong advantage, but not essential if the candidate has extensive professional experience.)
  • Experience in investigative reporting, and/or a record of writing and research
  • Capacity to teach and supervise

Senior Fellow:

  • Strong professional qualifications and experience
  • Experience in investigative reporting
  • Capacity to teach and supervise

Remuneration: a competitive grant-funded academic package with benefits and generous leave, depending on qualifications, achievement and experience.

Enquiries ONLY: Professor Anton Harber –

TO APPLY: Submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (including 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 their profile on the Wits  i-recruitment platform and submitting your application.

The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.  The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

Closing Date: 13 February 2015