Posted on :
22 Nov, 2021
22 Nov, 2021
Milpark Education is a registered Private Higher Education Institution offering business management education that focuses on the areas of management and leadership, financial planning and insurance, and banking across South Africa and in other parts of Africa.
Milpark offers full-time, part-time and distance learning Higher Education (HE) and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications, as well as career-focused short courses. The higher education qualifications offered start at NQF level 5, extend into levels 6 and 7, and culminate in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NQF level 8. Our short-term qualifications cover the spectrum from NQF level 5 through to NQF level 7.
Milpark Education has been rated as the Number One Private Provider of the MBA degree and was placed fifth in the overall rankings of accredited Educations in the 2012 PMR.africa national survey on accredited Educations offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.
The Milpark culture is based on 5 core values:
•We focus on providing quality education to our students
• We focus on our excellent customer service
•We work together with integrity and respect
•We take personal accountability and responsibility
•We create value for our stakeholders through innovation and operational excellence
Job Title: Senior Lecturer Business Management
Location: Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Reference #: SenLec: BusMan221121
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The position of Senior Lecturer role is to teach and assess students via distance learning online education mode. The Lecturer will also conduct research and will be responsible for the academic oversight of the following business management disciplines: Operations Management; Technology Management; Strategic Management; Entrepreneurship.
•Implement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements on assigned modules and subjects
•Lecture and assess on assigned modules in field of expertise.
•Manage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across modules within timelines as require
•Conduct internal moderation on assigned subjects
•Sign off on all assessments on assigned subjects
•Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned modules and make recommendations to the Results Committee.
•Control and sign off marks for assigned modules
•Assist with academic policy development for the faculty processes
•Obtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance
•Take responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark
•Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student support
•Build good relationships with internal departments and part-time academics
•Serve on relevant academic committees
•Track and manage student throughput on assigned modules, in consultation with programme managers, including the oversight of “at risk” student management
•Action items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with programme managers
•Take responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of the assigned modules and areas
•Ensure adequate author briefing for new subjects
•Liaise with editors and quality assurance for authoring and updating of all course material
•Manage all assigned modules with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student support
•Monitor curriculum development implementation, performance, and quality of assigned modules
•Prepare documentation (submissions) for registration (SAQA) and accreditation of modules (HEQC)
•Assist with preparation of Prospectus/Milpark Rules/similar
•Manage the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milpark’s processes and procedures
Recruitment, performance management and people development:
•Recruit part-time academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areas
•Participate in “mock” lecturing process before appointment of lecturing staff to assess capability
•Take responsibility for the quality of academic part-time staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjects
•Manage induction and development of new part-time academic staff
•Manage the performance of part-time lecturing staff to ensure that Milpark’s standards are met
•Take responsibility for part-time lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirements
•Address poor performance of part-time academic staff
•Conduct research and produce publications or other research outputs in line with departmental objectives
•Assist with the research of faculty
•Act as supervisor and/or marker for student research in fields of expertise
•Give input into the services delivered by the Learning Resources Centre
•Improve and ensure student motivation
•Assist with after-hour academic representation online (webinars, meetings etc).
•Be available to meet online with students in terms of an agreed schedule after hours (after hours and weekends)
•Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic info
•Address student academic queries and disputes
•Provide academic consulting services to students, faculty, and sales & marketing department
•Participate in HEQC/DoE enquiries
•Consult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback
•Maintain professional relationships with all Milpark management and staff
•Comply with POPIA Act and processes regarding student and academic information
Take accountability for own development:
•Expand own expertise on continuous basis
•Attend workshops, conferences, etc. to stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
•Engage with the professional and academic communities
Special projects and business consulting:
•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management
•Provide consulting services as and when required in field of expertise, in consultation with management
Education & Experience Requirements:
•A relevant Doctoral degree in in Business Management. Transcripts to be submitted with your CV, so that there is evidence of completed modules
•3 years teaching experience at tertiary level
•Knowledge of different research methodologies
•Proven record of innovative teaching at postgraduate level
•Experience working with distance learning students at postgraduate level
•Experience in setting assessments at postgraduate level
•An understanding of the challenges of higher education and an awareness of trends in the global management education landscape
•Proven track record of industry related experience highly recommended
Desired Behavioural competencies:
•Excellent oral and written English communication skills
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast moving and pressurized environment
•Ability to give high attention to detail
•Ability to work in a team
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Commitment to continuous professional development
•Passion for education and for students
•Excellent analytical skills
Application Deadline: 29/11/2021
By submitting your personal information and application you hereby confirm:
-That you have no objection to us reviewing and processing any personal information provided in the course of your application, as well as any information that you have provided in support of your application.
-That you have no objection to us retaining your personal information in our database for future employment opportunities that might arise. If you would prefer that we do not keep your CV in this manner, please feel
free to contact us at [email protected] .
Should you wish to apply via an alternative channel, you may do so by sending your:
application to us via email at [email protected] Please note that your application will only be accepted if the following conditions are met:
-The subject line contains the vacancy reference number as indicated in the advertisement.
-Your email includes your full name, surname and contact details.
-Your CV is attached in pdf. format.
-Applications sent to other email addresses belonging to Milpark will not be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our EE requirements.