Senior Lecturer
University of Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
6d ago

Introduction...

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature.

With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.

Job Specification...

The University of Johannesburg's College of Business and Economics (CBE) was launched on 1 July 2017. The College of Business and Economics is strategically positioned in Johannesburg to be at the centre of regeneration in Africa through socio-

economic transformation. The College continues to offer a range of exciting programmes, enhancing the profile of management education in Africa, as well as globally, contributing to the University of Johannesburg's vision of promoting Pan-Africanism.

The College emerged from the former Faculty of Management and the former Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, since the University's ambition and ability to drive socio-

economic transformation aligns well with global best-practice in Business and Economics Education.

The new structure enables the combination of substantial and well-established programmes serving both the private and public sector which will enhance the synergies that exist amongst the various disciplines in the legacy Faculties.

The School of Accounting is one of the six schools within the College and the Department of Accountancy is one of the Departments within the School.

The University of Johannesburg is actively recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy. The Department of Accountancy is a nationally responsive leader in accounting education.

The incumbent should be a dynamic, self-driven, innovative and strategically-minded person with experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of best practice, technology enhanced learning methods, learning strategies, pedagogies and theories within accounting education and training, which are specifically applicable to the development of soft skills and work readiness.

The person should also have the ability, as a technology enhanced learning specialist within the School of Accounting, to adopt and further develop the existing policies and procedures of UJ regarding the blended / hybrid teaching and learning approach followed by the university.

It is also expected for the person to excel in conducting research specific to the development of accountants’ soft skills and the implementation of SAICA’s new Competency Framework, as evident in its CA 2025 project.

The incumbent will be required to :

  • By way of appropriate stakeholder engagement : develop, implement and monitor the technology enhanced learning strategy in line with the fourth industrial revolution and the requirements of the new SAICA Competency Framework on the development of accountants’ competence.
  • Active collaborate with SAICA regarding the implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the new SAICA Competency Framework implemented within the School of Accounting.
  • Provide guidance on the use of technology enhanced learning methods and teaching and learning strategies, practices and theories to develop accountants’ competence, with specific emphasis on the development of soft skills.
  • Conduct research on the use of technology enhanced learning methods and different teaching and learning strategies, practices and theories on the effective development of accountants’ competence in accordance with SAICA’s new Competency Framework, with specific emphasis on the development of soft skills.
  • Lecture at in Auditing and Corporate Governance.
  • Participate in research and scholarly activity.
  • Participate in community involvement.
  • Participate in departmental activities.
  • Minimum Requirements...

  • A Chartered Accountant, CA (SA).
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Competencies :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good planning and organising skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Good conflict management skills.
  • Self-driven and a lifelong learner.
  • Recommendations :

  • A relevant Master’s qualification (NQF 9) in Accounting or Financial Management (or related field) would also be an added advantage.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Prior relevant teaching experience.
  • Ability to lecture large groups of students.
  • Prior research experience.
  • Master’s degree (NQF 9 level) in Accounting Education.
  • Experience and knowledge of the new SAICA Competency Framework and its CA 2025 project requirements.
  • Five to ten years of experience within accounting education and teaching.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective, blended / hybrid teaching and learning approach.
  • Prior research experience with the focus on accounting education and Industrial Revolution 4.0.
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