Job post – WITS UNIVERSITY, JOHANNESBURG

PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR SENIOR

LECTURER IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY

The School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering invites applications for appointment at the levels of Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer.

DESCRIPTION:

Degrees in the School are internationally accredited and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are offered. The School has a strong team of dedicated staff and excellent facilities.

At the Professor Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have an international profile in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in Industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels with a record of substantial research funding. The successful candidate will have a proven record of significant interactions with industry and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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At the Associate Professor Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have a distinguished record of scholarship/teaching and be a research leader in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in Industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels with a record of substantial research funding. The successful candidate will have a proven record of significant interactions with industry and the profession.

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At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have a distinguished record of scholarship/teaching and be research active in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels. A record of substantial research funding would be advantageous. The successful candidate will have a proven record of interactions with industry and the profession.

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The successful candidate at any level will have a good knowledge of the basic material pertaining to undergraduate Industrial Engineering courses, and the background to be able to be registered as a Professional Engineer, if not already registered in South Africa.

Contributions towards excellence in research, education and professional services; academic leadership in the field of Industrial Engineering; undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing in the field of Industrial Engineering with emphasis on field research; research leadership and project supervision; active engagement with industrial partners; University administration.

DUTIES:

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Enquiries: Professor Robert Reid; Head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering: E-mail: Robert.Reid@wits.ac.za

To Apply: Please submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with names and current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of (3) three referees, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID and/or (copy of Passport if not a South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za. Internal employees may apply directly on Oracle Self-Service on the Wits Intranet by selecting ‘’Apply for a job’’.

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• Closing date: 26 November

Please note that given the thrust of the University’s strategic plan on transformation, preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit rating. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with the shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or re-advertise.

Dr Osman Ahmed – New IAMOT President

Dear Board Members,

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that, based on the results of the votes of the election that was conducted by the Chairman of the Board, Prof. Leon Pretorius, Dr. Osman Ahmed has been elected the new President of our Association. Many of you know Osman as a loyal and valuable member of IAMOT for many years.  He has contributed to the association in numerous ways, including recently being a keynote speaker at the 2016 conference in Orlando.

Osman brings a strong academic background and excellent professional experience to the position. After many years of high level technical positions at Siemens Corporation, he recently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, where he is now a Principal Technical Advisor, Advanced Controls.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Osman Ahmed on this special honor.

John Aje,

Outgoing President, IAMOT2017.

 

 

John O. Aje, D.Sc. | Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

IAMOT Awards – Nominate someone!

Year 2016

International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)

Awards Solicited by Membership Nomination

Awards, sick Mechanism, Criteria, and Requirements

IAMOT is soliciting its membership nomination for the following awards.  Self nomination is encouraged.

Outstanding Young Researcher
Best Book Award
Research Project Awards
Service to the MOT Community

IAMOT website and membership solocitation 2016 – Announcement

PS. (1) Supporting Evidence of Criteria may include citations, published assessment of the contribution, website, ..etc.

(2) Recognition include posting on the IAMOT website www.iamot.org

(3)  Application is attached, and nomination can be made electronically to iamot@miami.edu

(4)  Deadline for Year 2016 Awards:  End of February 2016

Prof. Leon Pretorius and Prof. Tinus Pretorius are the Winners of the IAMOT 2015 Service Awards.

IAMOT announced that Prof. Leon Pretorius and Prof. Tinus Pretorius are the winners of the IAMOT 2015 Service awards.

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Prof Leon Pretorius                                                               Prof Tinus Pretorius

The IAMOT “Service to the MOT Community” Award is awarded for “Valuable contribution to the MOT community.  Nominations are from the membership and selection is by the award committee.   Award recipient receives a plaque, online a certificate, recognition by the IAMOT, letter to his/ her organization, waiver for the conference fee, and one year IAMOT membership.

Dr. John Aje, the president of IAMOT, in his letter to the winners “It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that the IAMOT Service Award Committee has selected you as the recipients of 2015 Service Award in recognition of your several years of dedication and service to the MOT Community culminating in one of the most successful IAMOT annual conferences, in Cape Town this year. You will be given this recognition and award during the 2016 Conference in Florida.  Congratulations!!!”