UNISA Recruitment: Associate Professor (2 Vacancies)

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7 Nov, 2012

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The purpose of the position is to

  • Provide leadership in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) research and advance the field  nationally and internationally
    • Lead and advance ODL research projects across the university.
    • Provide support and contribute to ODL capacity development.
  • Conduct ODL research in order to produce at least five accredited research outputs in a period of three years, thereby enhancing the University’s standing as a research institute of international repute.
    • Supervise/promote Master’s and Doctoral students.
    • Organise ODL conferences, seminars and research colloquia in ODL.
    • Be involved in community engagement and academic citizenship.
  • Contribute to achieving the department’s strategic and operational objectives through the above-mentioned endeavours


  • A Doctoral degree in Open Distance Learning (ODL), Education, E-learning or Higher Education or any other related field.
  • Must have at least six (6) years’ teaching or research experience in a higher education institution.
  • A credible research record.
  • At least three (3) national or international conference presentations in the last five (5) years
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate students.
  • Computer literacy and proven ability to train researchers using Atlas.ti or SPSS software.
  • Skills needed: presentation, lead and manage collaborative research activities, conduct data analysis and use data analysis software.

NB: Shortlisted candidates must be able to make a 10 minutes presentation on ODL research. 


  • Willingness to geographically relocate for short-term periods as a visiting scholar.
  • Experience in the organizing of conferences/seminars/colloquia
  • Proven track record to attract research funding
  • NRF Rating 


  • Conduct and publish research.
  • Develop ODL research capacity through projects.
  • Engage in community activities and outreach projects that are relevant to ODL
  • Participate in Academic Citizenship
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate actively in the programmes of IODL
  • Mentor junior staff members
  • Supervise  / co-supervise postgraduate students
  • Serve as ODL research leader in collaborative research projects
  • Develop successful proposals for research grants
  • Develop collaborative ODL research projects with national and international institutions

Assumption of duty:     As soon as possible

Salary:                         Remuneration is commensurate with the seniority of the position

Closing date:                16 November 2012

Enquiries:                    (012) 429 2684  Ms Thuli Ndou

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