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3811: Teaching and Learning Manager (Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor)

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• Develop guidelines addressing the teaching and learning aspects to assist academic staff. • Manage the projects developed by the Centre of Teaching and Learning. • Co-ordinate, develop and present workshops relating to teaching and learning.

Faculty Health Sciences

Office of the Dean

Teaching and Learning Manager (Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor)

Job ID: 3811

This post was previously advertised as Job ID: 3772. All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable).
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop guidelines addressing the teaching and learning aspects to assist academic staff.
  • Manage the projects developed by the Centre of Teaching and Learning.
  • Co-ordinate, develop and present workshops relating to teaching and learning.
  • Promote research on teaching and learning through the promotion of scholarly teaching.
  • Enhance access with success by exploring new approaches through innovative placement development and support.
  • Promote a data-driven understanding of the learning development needs of students and develop faculty-specific interventions to address the needs of students and academic staff.
  • Improve curriculum delivery and innovation by promoting and exploring innovative methods of delivering curricula that will promote student learning through education technology, service learning and the use of a blended learning approach.
  • Manage the module evaluation process.
  • Provide assistance and information related to Rulebooks, curriculum development, and provide indirect student advice.
  • Manage, co-ordinate, facilitate and assist the curriculum development process and module design in collaboration with academic staff.
  • Obtain approval for the above developments from the respective programme managers and heads of schools, and liaise with DIRAP.
  • Manage accreditation processes.
  • Manage all strategic issues related to teaching and learning.
  • Manage all COVID-19 related matters pertaining teaching and learning.
Inherent requirements:

Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant PhD or an equivalent degree on NQF level 10.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters' students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Associate Professor:

  • A relevant PhD or an equivalent degree on NQF level 10.
  • Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers.
  • Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated masters' students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent.

Professor:

  • A relevant PhD or an equivalent degree on NQF level 10.
  • Experience as external examiner for masters' and doctoral students.
  • Act as editorial board member of high-quality international/ISI/IBSS journals.
  • Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international/ISI/IBSS journals).
  • An NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
  • Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated master's and preferably graduated doctoral students.
  • Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
  • Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.
Recommendations:
  • Familiarity with the processes and structure of the departments, School and Faculty.
  • Intent to pursue postgraduate studies.

Required competencies:
Results Orientated:

  • Ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one's task.
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
Strategic thinking:
  • Ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • Ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
Business Acumen:
  • Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
Leading:
  • Ability to lead, take charge of situations and offer opinions and directions to others.
  • Ability to be cooperative with others, display good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
Building coalitions:
  • Ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
  • Ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with close supervision.

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.

Closing date: 14 May 2021.

Salary:
The salary scale is available on request.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

Enquiries:
For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/ 7267/ 9848 /9003 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

General:
The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/ division.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

APPLY ONLINE:
External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.

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