Senior Lecturer - Public Administration
Recruitment Insured (PTY) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa
12h ago
source : Job Placements

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility Include :

  • Review, development and implementation, subject to the policies and governance procedures of the institution, of the curriculum, syllabus and material development of those designated programmes or modules (some of which may be service courses) for which the Head of Programme is responsible
  • Aspects of faculty administration as delegated by the Head of Faculty
  • Establishment and maintenance of effective interaction between the faculty / department and the brands with respect to the particular programmes for which s / he is responsible and more generally
  • Identify and monitor programme developers including briefing and the quality assurance of their work
  • Responsible for the setting and monitoring of minimum standards for delivery and assessment including management of academic incidents related to assessment
  • Tracking of student performance, in cooperation with trading division national offices, in designated programmes and modules including planning and monitoring of interventions that may be required to address problems
  • Responsible for the identifying, briefing and managing moderators in consultation with the trading division and for managing the moderation of assessments within the faculty this includes planning and implementation of problem solving strategies as needed
  • Active commitment to the maintenance of academic standards and of curriculum areas within the discipline this includes capacity building on campus and own personal commitment to keeping up to date, which will include limited lecturing (contact or distance) on a cyclical basis and the contribution to faculty research output
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development, implementation and monitoring of all policies
  • Active commitment to capacity building on the campuses of the brands and where applicable the preparation and delivery of peer lectures and seminars - one of the key focuses here has to be building of capacity of lecturers to work with a diverse student body
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the institution / facultys activities, particularly its seminars and workshop programmes
  • Participation in the key governance structures and committees as may be required from time to time
  • Any other relevant duties as may be required
  • Desired Experience & Qualification

    Qualifications :

  • The candidate must hold a minimum of a Masters degree in a Commerce discipline or equivalent at NQF level 9, but a PhD is preferred
  • Specific areas of specialisation : 1. Public Administration 2. Human Resource Management / Public Administration
  • Experience :

  • Normally, at least 3 years lecturing experience (full or part time) in a public or private post school provider. Under exceptional circumstances different experience will be considered
  • Experience in writing curriculum, material and assessment of student learning
  • Some understanding of the HE regulatory environment
  • Understanding of the NQF and associated regulatory environment
  • Work experience in the Public Administration or Public Administration and Human Resource Management discipline would be an advantage
  • Experience with online curriculum delivery systems would be advantageous
  • Competencies :

  • Excellent communication skills particularly in English, both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate to a range of audiences in a way that communication is clear, concise, specific and accurate and accessible to the target audience
  • Interpersonal skills characterised by tact and diplomacy and an ongoing ability to participate effectively in a team that is spread across the country
  • Capacity to get others to follow by example and the ability to manage matrix management and communication structures
  • High delivery ability, demonstrated capacity to organise own work and work against tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to liaise cooperatively with other academics and colleagues within the faculty and brands
  • Proven ability to work constructively as part of a team, display initiative and work strategically and independently with limited supervision
  • Proven record of managing projects to a successful conclusion
  • Able to acquire new skills to keep up with new technologies and or new knowledge areas within relevant disciplines
  • Other Job Related Information :

  • Travel and work outside of normal hours will be required for which, given the level of seniority of the post, no overtime payment will be made
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, if you have not received a response within 5 working days, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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