University of the Western Cape
Main Campus - Bellville, WC ZA
5d ago

Key Performance Areas

Alert to its African and international context, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) strives to be a place of excellence in teaching, learning and research, nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and responding in creative and critical ways to the developmental needs of the country.

Through its academic project, UWC continues to play a leading role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic society in South Africa.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is implementing the fourth phase of the New Generation of Academics’ Programme (nGAP) of the Staffing South African Universities’ Framework.

nGAP involves the recruitment of new academics who display significant potential for scholarship in teaching and research.

The programme consists of a 6-year development programme, including short courses on research and teaching development. As a permanently appointed Academic, employment will commence with a reduced teaching load.

The workload will increase to a full load within the 6-year period with a spread of responsibilities and levels. Applicable support will be provided by an appointed coach, mentor and all UWC structures and systems, while progress will be monitored to ensure successful completion of the nGAP.

As this is a partnership between DHET and UWC, successful candidates will have to comply with the normal employment conditions of UWC, as well as the requirements of DHET.

The School of Science and Mathematics Education (SSME), well-known for its research in Mathematics and Science Education, has a vacant nGAP position in the field of Mathematics Education with specialization in Foundation Phase teaching.

The SSME would therefore like to recruit a young academic who will come with new ideas to contribute to the growth of this new Programme commensurate with the nGAP’s aims and objectives of developing new generation of academics in the various fields in South Africa.

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Mathematics Education with a deeper / wider understanding of issues related to the teaching of mathematics in the Foundation phase.
  • A registration for PhD will be an advantage.
  • The ideal applicant will have a good record of teaching experience with demonstrable competence for preparing Foundation Phase (FP) Mathematics Teachers.
  • For further information about the position ( but not applications ), please contact the Dean, Prof. V. Nomlomo at vnomlomo uwc.

    ac.za; or the HOD, Prof. Bheki Khuzwayo at bkhuzwayo uwc.ac.za.

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