Online Assessment Faculty Advisor
Wits University
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Position : ONLINE ASSESSMENT FACULTY ADVISOR (12 month fixed period contract). The Academic Development Unit (ADU) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment invites suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the Academic Online Assessment Faculty Advisor position.

The appointment will be an externally funded appointment for 12 months only.Brief DescriptionThe ADU is a faculty support resource tasked with improving throughput and student retention through academic, eco-social and, where possible, psycho-social structures and programs.

With the move to emergency online teaching and learning, there is a need to offer support to academic staff who have to develop reliable, fair, flexible and valid assessments across the whole Faculty that will work equitably within the current national and global context.

The Online Assessment Faculty Advisor will collaborate with the 7 EBE Schools and other units running assessments for the Faculty and staff across the Faculty to establish structures for the implementation of high-quality and pedagogically sound assessments.

The Online Assessment Faculty Advisor will organise and run online workshops, have one-on-one consultations (face-to-face and online) and develop appropriate online assessment resources for staff according to the needs within the Faculty.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE : -A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of curriculum development, (e.g. educational technology, instructional design, computer-integrated education) or other relevant discipline.

  • Proven experience working with learning management systems, educational technologies, and multimedia. -At least 5 years of proven experience in the use of educational technologies for learning, teaching and online assessments.
  • A portfolio of evidence demonstrating success in managing the design, development and / or rollout of online or blended course assessments.
  • Experience in the tertiary environment is essential. DUTIES : -The successful applicant is expected to develop faculty-wide and individualised staff support initiatives and resources for the Faculty’s online assessments.
  • Assist academics with the conceptualisation, planning, design and testing of online assessments. -Ensure that standards for online assessments are known across the Faculty and that our online assessment offerings follow best practices.
  • Develop materials and resources to help staff prepare for a future of online or blended assessments. -Conduct webinars or other online training for staff.
  • Assist with staff queries related to online assessments. -Work with the University’s LMS team and Wits ICT to ensure that the performance of the Wits e-sites will cater for the required online assessment methods, tools and / or security measures.
  • Closing date : 28 September 2020. Enquiries only : Further information can be obtained from Dr Rodney Genga on e-mail : Rodney.

    Genga Applicants are requested to submit applications online on the iWits recruitment website and not directly to the Director of ADU.

    No application will be considered after the closing date. Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the minimum requirements will not be considered.

    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 retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. Correspondence will be conducted with shortlisted candidates only.

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