UNISA Recruits Curriculum and Learning Development Specialist (External Vacancies) – 11 Positions

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16 Jul, 2014

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The purpose of the job is:

To advise and assist academics in the Colleges (and colleagues who need training and guidance) with:

· the accreditation and development of curricula that are in line with Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) of the College
· the development of study material that are in line with the Curriculum Policy of Unisa
· their tuition , ensuring that they use blended and e-leaning approaches, and their formative and summative assessment of students
· project management support for implementing the Framework for a Team Approach in order to enhance their teaching and learning of students to improve the achievements of students and throughput in the College


Minimum qualification: an appropriate Masters degree, NQF9, preferably in Education, Science Education, Educational Planning, Curriculum Planning, Educational Technology and Instructional design
5 years’ experience in Higher Education
3 years’ experience in aspects related to distance teaching and learning


Knowledge of:
§ Open Distance Learning (ODL)-theories and research
§ ODL delivery system design
§ South African Higher Education and Training legislation and policies
§ South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
§ Global trends in adult learning principles and methodologies
§ Curriculum development
§ Materials design and development
§ Instructional design /learning development/development of learning experiences and environment
§ New educational and communication technologies
§ CHE/HEQC quality management system
§ Application of technology to teaching and learning
§ Various delivery method and blended learning solutions
§ Quality assurance in Higher Education
§ Education practices and curriculum and learning theory
§ Subject related policies, practices and trends


§ Advises and assists academics in the Colleges and colleagues who need training and guidance with regard to the evaluation, development and accreditation of curricula according to the Programme Qualification Mix (PQM)
Design and development of academic programmes, modules and study material within the Open Distance Learning (ODL) context according to the guidelines provided in the Higher Education Qualification Framework (HEQF)and those of South African Qualification of Authority (SAQA) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
§ Provides guidance with the design/redesign of programme/modules to ensure coherence of learning and achievement of outcomes
§ Advises academics and colleagues on how to implement quality assurance procedures and monitoring systems to deliver quality tuition
§ Keeps abreast with the latest theories and research findings in ODL in order to advise and assist academics and colleagues regarding best practices in Curriculum design development
§ Develops competencies that will contribute to the enhancement of tuition and learning
§ Serves on the committees and task teams in the Directorate, Departments and the University

Assumption of duty: As soon as possible
Salary: Remuneration is commensurate with the seniority of the position
Closing date: 25 July 2014

Enquiries: (012) 429-8229 Ms Matlhodi Seripe Staffing & Client Services
(012) 429-6789 Dr Azwy Tshivhase DCLD Directorate

· The completed prescribed application must be accompanied by COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and ORIGINAL certified copies (within the previous six months) of;
§ All educational qualifications
§ Academic transcripts/records
§ Identity document; and
§ Proof of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications

· The detailed advertisement together with the prescribed application form can be found on the Unisa website (www.unisa.a.za).

Completed applications can be posted to HR Staffing, PO Box 392, Unisa, 0003. Hand delivered applications can be deposited into the Application boxes situated at the Theo Van Wyk Building, Main Entrance or at the OR Tambo Building, 3rd Floor.

· UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant
· The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one of which must be from your present employer. Should you currently not be employed, a contactable referee from your previous employer must be provided
· UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position
· Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered
· Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation
· Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only

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