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Part-time Lecturer: Department of Surgical Sciences

Job Summary
The Division of Surgery would hereby like to invite applicants who have a particular interest in teaching, curriculum development and student development and support to apply for this part-time lecturer post in Surgery.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Surgical Sciences

Division of Surgery

Part-time Lecturer (20 hours per week)

(Ref. TGB03/328/1018)

The Division of Surgery would hereby like to invite applicants who have a particular interest in teaching, curriculum development and student development and support to apply for this part-time lecturer post in Surgery.

Duties:

  • Appropriately managing logistical requirements of undergraduate medical courses. This will involve the coordination of lecturers, administrative staff, timetables and venue bookings for these courses;
  • Maintaining and assisting with creating new questions for the exam question database in Surgery;
  • Delivering teaching and assessment activities to undergraduates, including lectures, practical skills teaching, and setting/marking coursework;
  • Selecting appropriate assessment instruments, assessing the work and progress of students and providing constructive feedback to students;
  • Seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback;
  • Organising the availability of teaching materials to support studentsÂ’ learning, especially for students training at distant sites;
  • Planning and developing online teaching material, including video and audio material;
  • Regularly communicating with student groups to ensure efficient running of courses;
  • Carrying out designated administrative duties, including, for example, committee work, course administration, etc.;
  • Being responsible for the database management associated with teaching, learning and assessment;
  • Closely liaising with course administrator, programme convener and the head of the Department.

Job Requirements:

  • An MBCHB degree with interest in the field of medical education and knowledge and skills in general surgery;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and students and to work well in a team;
  • Ability to work autonomously, under pressure, and meet deadlines;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Interest and/or experience in an online/E-learning education platform (Learner Management Systems);
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Registration with the HPCSA.

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof E Steyn on 021 938 9271or at esteyn@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 19 November 2018

Commencement date: 1 January 2019

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic

composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must

reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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