UNISA Job Vacancy Application Requirements – Generic

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1 Aug, 2013

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UNISA Job Vacancy Application Requirements – Generic

If you want to apply for Job Vacancies at UNISA, it is expedient that you meet the general requirements for applying for job vacancies in the institution as stated below.

To be considered for a position at UNISA, applicants must meet all the generic requirements plus the specific requirements as stated per position. If found suitable for appointment, Unisa may offer an applicant a position at a level other than the level that was applied for.  Furthermore, Unisa reserves the right to offer the applicant a contract appointment.

All applicants must attach a teaching statement (max 2 000 words) to their application as specified in one of the following options:

Option A: External applicants (from academic and non academic positions) and internal applicants (from non academic positions) – Describe how you intend to approach their teaching by taking into account the information in the following policies/document:

  • Unisa’s Tuition Policy
  • Unisa’s Open Distance Learning Policy
  • Unisa’s Assessment Policy
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Open Distance Learning (ODL) Pedagogy

All these Policies and ODL Pedagogy document of UNISA can be accessed on the web using a search engine.

Option B: Internal applicants (from academia)

  • Describe your experience or involvement in, or approach to Open Distance and e- Learning
  • What is your approach to Student support and involvement in e-tutoring and tutors?
  • What is your experience of involvement in curriculum development, following the team approach according to the FTA and incorporating the Curriculum Policy?
  • Describe the nature of professional development (training) that you were involved in with regards to tuition in ODeL (e.g., assessor training, VLE training, etc.)
  • Explain the extent to which you use MyUnisa for teaching
  • Explain your pass success rates in the course(s) you teach and your improvement plans to increase or maintain these rates. Explain also your assessment practices and the use of non-venue assessment
  • What is your approach to quality reviews and peer and student evaluation of your teaching?

 

The teaching statement must be supported by a portfolio of evidence, which may be requested from short listed candidates at the interview.


POSITION PROFESSOR
QUALIFICATIONS As per post specifications
EXPERIENCE As per post specifications
GENERIC REQUIREMENTS
APPLICANTS NOT IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS APPLICANTS IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES (HEIs)
TUITION
  • Must have related working experience
  • Must have teaching experience
  • Completed an assessor training program
  • Must have supervised Master’s or doctoral candidates to completion
  • Evidence that they have produced satisfactory student pass rates in the past two years of employment at their institution
RESEARCH
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus accredited research outputs or research reports or supervision of post graduate students or any other research activity providing proof of potential to do research.
  • Produced the number of research outputs as provided for in the Research Policy of UNISA or rated as a researcher by the NRF
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Must have taken a leadership role in a community engagement project and must have produced evidence (academic or non-academic articles, radio, curricula etc.) of the impact of the engagement
ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
  • Evidence of membership of at least one relevant professional body or learned society.
  • Extensive evidence of a high degree of involvement in departmental, school, college and University committees including task teams and voluntary associations.
  • Significant evidence of involvement in the national wider academic community and professional associations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES (All Applicants)
  • Computer literate in software programmes that are relevant for teaching and research
  • Problem finding thought that could be applied in identifying research problems in the discipline
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Abstract thought
  • Logical and critical thinking
  • Excellent analysing, synthesizing and conceptualizing abilities
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Excellent speaking, writing and reading skills in English
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
DUTIES
  • Oversees that colleagues keep up to date with national and international trends in their discipline
  • Oversees the development of curricula that will support the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College and will contribute towards student graduateness
  • Oversees the implementation of the ODL tuition delivery model
    • Teaches postgraduate papers/modules
    • Supervises Master and Doctoral students
    • Provides leadership in planning, organisation, and implementing processes and structures to improve supervision of postgraduate students
      • Examines Master’s and Doctoral students’ dissertations and theses
      • Ensures compliance with the College’s Service Charter
      • Conducts research that could be discipline, field, and/or subject specific in order to produce at least five accredit research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute
      • Determines own developmental path to become a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist
      • Mentors young upcoming researchers
      • Initiates and participates in reflective research projects and encourages integration into teaching and learning practices
      • Participates in curriculum related community engagement and/or research-related community engagement
      • Promotes ODL research
      • Participates voluntarily in University structures/committees on various levels
      • Provides general academic leadership and mentors academic colleagues in the discipline
RECOMMENDATIONS (All Applicants)
  • Teaching experience in an ODL environment
  • Any evidence of student or peer evaluation from previous/current institution
    • Involvement in the international wider academic community and professional
POSITION ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
QUALIFICATIONS As per post specifications
EXPERIENCE As per post specifications
GENERIC REQUIREMENTS
APPLICANTS NOT IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS APPLICANTS IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES (HEIs)
TUITION
  • Must have related working experience
  • Must have teaching experience
  • Completed an assessor training program
  • Must have supervised Master’s or doctoral candidates to completion
  • Evidence that they have produced satisfactory student pass rates in the past two years of employment at their institution
RESEARCH
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus accredited research outputs or research reports or supervision of post graduate students or any other research activity providing proof of potential to do research.
  • Produced the number of research outputs as provided for in the Research Policy of UNISA or rated as a researcher by the NRF
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Must have taken a leadership role in a community engagement project and must have produced evidence (academic or non-academic articles, radio, curricula etc.) of the impact of the engagement
ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
  • Evidence of membership of at least one relevant professional body or learned society.
  • Extensive evidence of a high degree of involvement in departmental, school, college and University committees including task teams and voluntary associations.
  • Significant evidence of involvement in the national wider academic community and professional associations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES (All Applicants)
  • Computer literate in software programmes that are relevant for teaching and research
  • Problem finding thought that could be applied in identifying research problems in the discipline
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Abstract thought
  • Logical and critical thinking
  • Excellent analysing, synthesizing and conceptualizing abilities
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Excellent speaking, writing and reading skills in English
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
DUTIES
  • Develops curricula that will support the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College and will contribute towards student graduateness
  • Quality assures tutorial material by adhering to quality standards regarding the design, content and publishing requirements for UNISA’s tutorial material 
  • Teaches undergraduate and mostly postgraduate modules
  • Evaluates tutorial material of colleagues and oversees that it is improved
  • Acts as module leader or course coordinator
  • Supervises/promotes Master and Doctoral students
  • Examines Master’s and Doctoral students’ dissertations and theses
  • Ensures compliance with the College’s Service Charter
  • Conducts research that could be discipline, field, and/or subject specific in order to produce at least four accredited research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute
  • Determines own developmental path to become a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist
  • Mentors young upcoming researchers
  • Peer reviews articles and books
  • Participates in curriculum related community engagement and/or research-related community engagement
  • Promotes ODL research
  • Participates voluntarily in University structures/committees on various levels
  • Is involved with professional, national and international bodies/boards that are related to his/her discipline expertise
RECOMMENDATIONS (All Applicants)
  • Teaching experience in an ODL environment
  • Any evidence of student or peer evaluation from previous/current institution
    • Involvement in the international wider academic community and professional associations
POSITION SENIOR LECTURER
QUALIFICATIONS As per post specifications
EXPERIENCE As per post specifications
GENERIC REQUIREMENTS
APPLICANTS NOT IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS APPLICANTS IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES (HEIs)
TUITION
  • Must have related  working experience
  • Must have teaching experience
  • Completed an assessor training program
  • Evidence that they have produced satisfactory student pass rates in the past two years of employment at their institution
  • Experience in teaching postgraduate courses or postgraduate project leadership
RESEARCH
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus registration for qualification at next level
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus registration for qualification at next level
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Must have been active in at least one community engagement project (evidence from project leader of the involvement)
ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
  • Evidence of a significant involvement in departmental, school, college and University committees including task teams and voluntary associations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES (All Applicants)
  • Computer literate in software programmes that are relevant for teaching and research
  • Excellent speaking, writing and reading skills in English
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good achievement motivation
DUTIES
  • Develops curricula that will support the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College and will contribute towards student graduateness
  • Compiles tutorial material by incorporating current trends in the discipline into tutorial material
  • Quality assures tutorial material by adhering to quality standards regarding the design, content and publishing requirements for UNISA’s tutorial material 
  • Teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules/courses
  • Sets assignments and examination papers (formative, as well as summative assessment)
  • Acts as module leader or course coordinator
  • Supervises/promotes Master students
  • Conducts discussion classes, group visits and lectures
  • Ensures compliance with the College’s Service Charter
  • Conducts research that could be discipline, field, and/or subject specific in order to produce at least three accredited research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute
  • Determines own developmental path to become a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist
  • Mentors young upcoming researchers
  • Peer reviews articles and books
  • Participates in curriculum related community engagement and/or research-related community engagement
  • Promotes ODL research
  • Participates voluntarily in University structures/committees on various levels
  • Is involved with professional, national and international bodies/boards that are related to his/her discipline expertise
RECOMMENDATIONS (All Applicants)
  • Teaching experience in an ODL environment
  • Any evidence of student or peer evaluation from previous/current institution
    • Involvement with national professional bodies shall be a recommendation
POSITION LECTURER
QUALIFICATIONS As per post specifications
EXPERIENCE As per post specifications
GENERIC REQUIREMENTS
APPLICANTS NOT IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS APPLICANTS IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES (HEIs)
TUITION
  • Must have related  working experience
  • Must have teaching experience
RESEARCH
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus registration for qualification at next level
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Qualification plus registration for qualification at next level
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES (All Applicants)
  • Computer literate in software programmes that are relevant for teaching and research
  • Excellent speaking, writing and reading skills in English
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good achievement motivation
DUTIES
  • Develops and revises curricula in which he/she is involved that will support the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College and will contribute towards student graduateness
  • Designs, teaches, and revises modules up to and including NQF Level 8, by applying UNISA’s Open-Distance-Learning Model
  • Compiles tutorial material by incorporating current trends in the discipline into tutorial material
  • Quality assures tutorial material by adhering to quality standards regarding the design, content and publishing requirements for UNISA’s tutorial material 
  • Teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules/courses
  • Sets assignments and examination papers (formative, as well as summative assessment)
  • Assesses students’ assignments and examination papers
  • Conducts discussion classes, group visits and lectures
  • Provides student support by responding to their queries – telephonic, email, letters, faxes and consultations, as well as by utilising myUNISA, and providing detailed comments on their assignments
  • Ensures that accurate records of assignment marks, examination papers, work completed, etc. are kept
  • Ensures compliance with the College’s Service Charter
  • Conducts research that could be discipline, field, and/or subject specific in order to produce at least two accredited research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute
  • Participates and assists with the arrangement and organisation of conferences, research colloquiums, workshops, and seminars in order to enhance research and discipline knowledge
  • Determines own developmental path to become a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist
  • Participates actively in College and School research colloquiums and seminars by doing presentations based on own research and discipline knowledge
  • Participates in curriculum related community engagement and/or research-related community engagement
  • Promotes ODL research
  • Participates actively in departmental and school activities
  • Is involved with professional, national and international bodies/boards that are related to his/her discipline expertise
RECOMMENDATIONS (All Applicants)
  • Teaching experience in an ODL environment
  • Any evidence of student or peer evaluation from previous/current institution
POSITION JUNIOR LECTURER
QUALIFICATIONS As per post specifications
EXPERIENCE As per post specifications
GENERIC REQUIREMENTS
APPLICANTS NOT IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS APPLICANTS IN ACADEMIC POSITIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES (HEIs)
TUITION
  • Must have related  working experience
  • Must have teaching experience
RESEARCH
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Commitment to participate in community engagement and outreach
ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
  • Commitment to participate in departmental, school, college and University committees  including task teams and voluntary associations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES (All Applicants)
  • Computer literate in software programmes that are relevant for teaching and research
  • Excellent speaking, writing and reading skills in English
  • Excellent social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good achievement motivation
DUTIES
  • Develops and revises curricula in which he/she is involved that will support the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College and will contribute towards student graduateness
  • Designs, teaches, and revises modules up to and including NQF Level 8, by applying UNISA’s Open-Distance-Learning Model
  • Compiles tutorial material by incorporating current trends in the discipline into tutorial material
  • Quality assures tutorial material by adhering to quality standards regarding the design, content and publishing requirements for UNISA’s tutorial material 
  • Teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules/courses
  • Sets assignments and examination papers (formative, as well as summative assessment)
  • Assesses students’ assignments and examination papers
  • Conducts discussion classes, group visits and lectures
  • Provides student support by responding to their queries – telephonic, email, letters, faxes and consultations, as well as by utilising myUNISA, and providing detailed comments on their assignments
  • Ensures that accurate records of assignment marks, examination papers, work completed, etc. are kept
  • Ensures compliance with the College’s Service Charter
  • Conducts research that could be discipline, field, and/or subject specific in order to produce at least two accredited research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute
  • Participates and assists with the arrangement and organisation of conferences, research colloquiums, workshops, and seminars in order to enhance research and discipline knowledge
  • Determines own developmental path to become a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist
  • Participates actively in College and School research colloquiums and seminars by doing presentations based on own research and discipline knowledge
  • Participates in curriculum related community engagement and/or research-related community engagement
  • Promotes ODL research
  • Participates actively in departmental and school activities
  • Is involved with professional, national and international bodies/boards that are related to his/her discipline expertise
RECOMMENDATIONS (All Applicants)
  • Teaching experience in an ODL environment
  • Any evidence of student or peer evaluation from previous/current institution

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