Head: Academic
Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA
6d ago
source : Latest Jobs
  • To manage the academic team ensuring good quality academic delivery to Vega students in support of the achievement of subject outcomes on campus.
  • To provide teaching and learning support and assistance to the academic team and to stand in for Campus Head when need arises.

    Working Hours : 08 : 00 to 17 : 00 Monday to Friday. Please note that you may be required to work outside of these working hours.

    Education : Post Graduate degree / diploma in Education (NQF level 8). Functional Competencies : Functional Competencies : Strong interpersonal skills.

    Exceptional communication skills - both verbal and written. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Leadership abilities to guide, influence, motivate and develop staff.

    Strong organizational, planning and time management skills. Behavioural Attributes : Team player Integrity Approachable Assertive Results driven Quality orientated Work Experience : Lecturer at University level - 4 years.

    Management experience - 5 years. Key Performance Area : Academic Delivery :

  • Conducts bi-annual peer reviews and student lecturer evaluations, analyses results and follows up appropriately.
  • Develops and co-ordinates lecturer and student timetables as per the IIE qualification guide requirements.
  • Oversees planning for and implementation of work integrated learning activities on campus.
  • Ensures compliance with IIE policies.
  • Develops and promotes a healthy academic Teaching & Learning culture and environment for staff and students.
  • Academic Research Management :

  • Encourages and supports a research and academic development ethos amongst campus academic team through promotion of research opportunities identified by Academic Manager.
  • Manages the campus academic team research approval and tracking process on the IIE Nexus system ensuring process compliance.
  • Identifies research and publishing opportunities for lecturers.
  • Advises staff and students of lecturers research and publishing achievements.
  • Student Support :

  • Designs and implements the Student Orientation programme with support from the Vice Principal - Operations, Programme Managers and full time Lecturers.
  • In conjunction with the Vice Principal - Operations manages biannual student / lecturer evaluations and provides feedback to the team.
  • Together with the Vice Principal - Operations facilitates and chairs small group information sessions / focus groups to proactively address student issues arising.
  • Lecturer Leadership / Oversight :

  • Encourages and promotes research and academic development.
  • Manages the process to identify and obtain guest lecturers as required.
  • Ensures Lecturer workloads and deadlines are managed accordingly and comply with the IIE criteria.
  • Co-ordinates and monitors Lecturer activities to ensure adherence to contractual hours.
  • Designs and implements the Lecturer Orientation programme with the support of the National Academic team.
  • Analyses lecturer evaluations by students and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts bi-annual peer reviews and provides feedback to Lecturers one on one.
  • Develops Lecturer and student timetables as per the NNS, Sandpit and Portfolio models.
  • Human Resource Management :

  • Initiates recruitment of new staff, conducts interviews, seeks CESM approval via APS and recommends appointments.
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities and ensures performance objectives are set and agreed and takes corrective action where necessary.
  • Gives feedback to staff on performance and development.
  • Academic Lecturers (Permanent and Independent Contractor) report to Head : Academic.
  • Check and approving monthly claims for Independent Contractor Lecturers.
  • Working Conditions :

  • Working in a Campus environment.
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