Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor and Director

  • Full Time
  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, 9301 View on Map
  • @University of the Free State posted 3 weeks ago
  • Posted : Sep 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary The salary scale is available on request.
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 4000
  • Centre University of the Free State
  • Enquiries
    051 401 7705 /7267 /9848 /9003 /or email [email protected]
  • Where to submit application
    Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
  • Notes
    Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter; • certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records; • certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications); • a certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID); • proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable); • a copy of your driver’s license (if applicable); • A service record of your current employer / last employer.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: • Lecture Disaster Management related subjects for postgraduate and master’s degree students. • Facilitate Disaster Management related subjects for practitioners. • Provide study supervision of Masters’ and PhD students. • Conduct academic research. • Provide academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establish DiMTEC as a leader in the discipline vis-a-vis competing international entities. • The Director will be directly responsible for: – Directing the academic debate in DiMTEC; – Influencing DiMTEC’s overall climate and culture. – Shaping the future of DiMTEC. – Sustaining the vision and future of DiMTEC through succession planning. • Contribute to the overall leadership in the faculty. • Responsible for frequent and continuous planning and execution of plans, general organising and coordinating of staff, students and activities, mentoring and motivating staff, structuring, and exercising overall control. • Create an atmosphere of consensus among staff and manage conflicts. • Responsible for effective internal and external communication. • Link DiMTEC staff and students with the University’s management and administration through communication, negotiation and consultation. • Participate and be involvement in faculty management structures, attending meetings, leading project teams, representing the department and faculty, and fulfilling the roles of liaison officer and marketer, when necessary. • Participate and be involvement in applicable UFS management structures, e.g., Senate. • Initiate, formulate and implement a visionary academic strategy for DiMTEC that is aligned with and supportive to the guiding strategic documents of the UFS and faculty. • Ensure- – The provision of top-quality, research-informed facilitation of learning at all levels of teaching in the department. – Relevance of content, material and presentation in all modules. – The enhancement of student experiences and their continuous engagement in academic debates. – Adequate rules and regulations are in place to optimally deliver high-quality teaching and learning programmes on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. – Adherence to all the rules and regulations of the UFS, faculty and department. – Quality and timely feedback on student work. – Proper and quality-driven academic advice and support to all under-and­ postgraduate students in the department; and – The revisiting and development of fresh learning programmes that will help to position the department as a leader in the fraternity. • Create and maintain a – – Visionary research strategy for DiMTEC; and – Environment that encourages research, leading to strong and active research habits and a culture of inquiry. • Ensure that – – Every academic staff member is engaged in quality driven and discipline specific research. – Postgraduate students are recruited to broaden the research base of the department; and – Ethical requirements are met. • Guide and support Senior Academics towards acquiring NRF ratings. • Engage actively with the faculty research committee and the UFS Directorate of Research Development in order to ensure sustainable financial support for departmental research initiatives. • Build and effective team of scholars through: – Planning and implementing a fair and reasonable dispensation regarding the workload of staff members in the Centre. – Planning and implementing a clear and reasonable career path for every staff member in the department, taking account of the strategic plans of the University, faculty and DiMTEC; – Appropriate mentoring interventions where and whenever it is needed. – Managing staff performance in accordance with existing university policies and procedures. – Recruitment and selection of scholars in the case of vacancies and/or specific strategic needs, whenever strategic repositioning requires expansion of academic endeavours. – Creating and maintaining a scholarship-friendly environment in DiMTE

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