Late Prof. Mukandan

It is with profound sadness, I inform you that Prof. Mukandan, a young NITIE faculty member, has suddenly passed way. He was part of the IAMOT 2019 organizing committee and responsible for conference proceedings and Doctor Colloquia. The entire NITIE community and organizing committee are in deep shock. We share the grief and mourn this premature loss of a talented and humble scholar with our prayers and thoughts. I met Prof. Mukandan personally during my last December visit to NITIE. I have requested the organizing committee to begin the conference with a one minute silent prayer in remembrance of Prof. Mukandan.  

Kind regards,

Osman Ahmed

President, IAMOT

Job posting

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL, INDUSTRIAL AND AERONAUTICAL
ENGINEERING SENIOR LECTURER IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Applications are invited for appointment in the School of Mechanical,
Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering.Full details can be found on
iRecruitment (the University’s careers website).

Please apply via iRecruitment: https://irec.wits.ac.za


Closing date: 13 March 2019

The University is committed to employment equity. 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 standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.
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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