Professor (Materials for Energy)

South Africa
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job Summary:

The School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Professorial position specialising in materials for energy as part of the Materials for Energy Group.

Key Performance Areas:

Overall responsibilities would include the teaching of general, and physical / inorganic chemistry and the establishment and leadership of an independent research programme.

Key Competencies: 

The ability to work in a team environment would be an advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

Minimum Requirements:

The minimum qualification is a PhD, typically in physical or inorganic chemistry, and requires an excellent track record in energy materials with applications in batteries, supercapacitors fuel cells, solar cells and/or conductive nanomaterials.


A generous remuneration package which includes a retirement fund, medical aid, leave, bonus and study benefits, subject to the University's rules and regulations.

Applications: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, NRF rating (if available), brief research proposal, a teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail addresses of three referees.

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path:  iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”.

Correspondence will be entered into with short listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal or telephonic interview, and the presentation of a short seminar on the proposed line of research may be required.