Vacancy - Researcher: Sustainability and Just Transitions (Wits University level AC08)

  • Date of publication: 13 June 2024

GCRO is seeking to appoint a flexible, multi-skilled Researcher to build our work in Sustainability.

We are looking for:

  • Applicants with a Masters or PhD or registration for PhD in environmental science or geography.
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in urban environmental issues and a track record in areas of climate change, water or green infrastructure.
  • A publication record of at least two academic articles and/or book chapters.
  • High level statistical analysis skills and the ability to work with software such as SPSS, R and related GIS software would be an advantage, as would evidence of project management.
  • An applicant who has experience working with government agencies at different levels and who can, lead on urban environmental issues as a cross-disciplinary field of applied and academic research.

A competitive remuneration package at the level of a Lecturer is available. The successful candidate will be given a five-year contract, renewable.

General information

If you have any further queries, please address them to: The Executive Director, GCRO, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050 or e- mailed to

Closing date for applications: 13 July 2024

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to apply, by registering their profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting their application. Internal Wits employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /SelfService application/“Apply for a job”. Applications received via email will not be considered. To apply, submit a covering letter addressing the selection criteria specifically; a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and email addresses of 3 referees willing to provide references; and certified copies of your academic qualifications, i.e. degrees/diplomas. Applicants should include examples of published work, preferably your last two published items.

The closing date for all applications is 13 July 2024. Shortlisted applicants may be required to make a presentation as part of the interview process. 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 to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University and GCRO reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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