Posted on :
25 Oct, 2021
Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum.
Job Title: Dean of Teaching and Learning – Educor Durban
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reference #: #ExcD OPS
Contract Type: Permanent
Aligned to group vision and strategy, the Dean of Teaching and Learning provides leadership, mentoring and focus on continuous improvement in teaching and learning and academic operations across all brands and in all faculties that inspires and assures lecturer and academic development; the evolution of innovative curricular and pedagogy for both contact and distance delivery; high levels of student engagement and support; and a culture and service devoted to student learning experience, success and employability.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Dean of Teaching and Learning is Head of Academic Development, Student Support and Academic Management across all brands. In this position, the Dean provides leadership, mentoring and focus on continuous improvement in all aspects of teaching and learning across all brands and in all faculties that inspires and assures lecturer and academic development; the evolution of innovative curricular and pedagogy for both contact and distance delivery; high levels of student engagement and support; and a culture and service devoted to the student learning experience, success and employability.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
1.Teaching and Learning Strategy, Leadership & Governance
2.Student Support, Retention, Experience and Success
3.Academic Management and Operations
4.Development of Academic Staff and Teaching Portfolios
5.Management of WIL and Library Information Services
Should you not receive any feedback in 6 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Educor will give preference to South African citizens and those that advance its employment equity goals, suitably qualified in line with the inherent requirements of the job advertised.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
1.PhD or a Doctorate in Education is preferred, but a Master of Education degree is minimum requirement.
2.At least five years Academic Management experience in higher education
3.A proven teaching portfolio with academic operations experience.
4.Innovation in pedagogy and experience in online, contact, blended and distance learning.
5.Experience in dealing with regulatory affairs and academic quality assurance processes within a higher education environment.
COMPETENCIES OF THE JOB:
1.Effective leadership and management skills.
2.Excellent communication and organisational skills
3.Analytical and quantitative skills appropriate to the management of measures of student success and learning analytics.
4.The ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.
5.Ability to lead and to manage projects to agreed deadlines.
6.An understanding of the principles and practice of policy and operational development, implementation and evaluation.
7.Proven ability to drive policy and improve quality.
8.Extensive knowledge of innovative Teaching and Learning modalities
9.Extensive knowledge and experience of developing pedagogic practice; and
10.Self-motivation and capacity for innovation.
Application Deadline: 18/12/2021