The Next Generation Professoriate (NGP) is a mid-career academic staff development and support programme which began in mid-2015. Funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Funds, the NGP is an important intervention that addresses demographic inequalities in the academic hierarchy. The goal is to assist members to promotion at the associate and full professor levels.
The NGP was officially launched in September 2015. In just the first 2 years of its existence, 3 of its members were promoted to full professor and a further 7 promoted to associate professor.
The Programme is led by Dr Robert Morrell. Morrell has over 35 years of academic experience in South African universities. He is a B1 NRF-rated researcher and an elected member of the Academy of Sciences in South Africa.