Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer & Head of Department: Early Childhood Education: Gr R to 3 (2 p

Location
South Africa
Posted
Oct 13, 2016
Closes
Oct 21, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose: Provision of academic leadership, management and administration of the academic department concerned

The Teacher Education programme at our Wellington Campus is taught in Afrikaans. Except for lecturers who teach languages other than Afrikaans, lecturers need to be able to teach/lecture in Afrikaans

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Minimum Requirements: Associate Professor

  • A relevant doctoral degree in the education field of Early Childhood Education (Gr R to 3)
  • At least 6 years’ relevant teaching experience in Higher Education 
  • A relevant teaching qualification
  • Ability and/or Qualification to teach at least one subject/learning area in the relevant Department (NB: The language of teaching and learning for undergraduate studies at Wellington is Afrikaans, therefore competence in Afrikaans language is required)
  • Record of research outputs: Publications in peer-reviewed accredited journals; presentation of papers at professional conferences; postgraduate students supervised to completion relevant to the Education field
  • Recipient of research grants and awards
  • Experience as external examiner/ moderator
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Evidence of recognition as leader/high stature in the field nationally and/or internationally
  • At least three (3) years' proven academic managerial experience
  • Proven/evidence of leadership qualities

 

Recommendations: Associate Professor

  • NRF rating
  • Should already be at Senior lecturer level
  • High standing nationally and/or internationally in the relevant band (Early Childhood Education -  Gr R to 3)
  • Experience in evaluating teaching practice
  • Access to a car to do school visits during teaching practice

 

Minimum Requirements:  Senior Lecturer

  • A relevant doctoral degree in the education field of Early Childhood Education (Gr R to 3)
  • At least four (4) years’ relevant teaching experience in Higher Education 
  • A relevant teaching qualification
  • Ability and/or Qualification to teach at least one subject/learning area in the relevant Department. The language of teaching and learning for undergraduate studies at Wellington is Afrikaans, therefore competence in Afrikaans language is required 
  • Record of research outputs: Publications in peer-reviewed accredited journals, presentation of papers at professional conferences; postgraduate students supervised to completion relevant to the Education field
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • At least three (3) years' proven academic managerial experience
  • Proven/evidence of leadership qualities

 

Recommendations: Senior Lecturer

  • NRF rating
  • Recipient of research grants and awards
  • Experience as an external examiner/moderator
  • Should already be at Senior lecturer level
  • High standing nationally and/or internationally in the relevant band (Early Childhood Education, Gr R to 3)
  • Experience in evaluating teaching practice
  • Access to a car to do school visits during teaching practice


Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities

  • Provision of  leadership to all programmes in the relevant band of Early Childhood Education (Gr R to 3)
  • Academic management and administration
  • Teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level
  • Curriculum development
  • Conducting and promoting research activities in the department
  • Supervision of students during teaching practice
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff
  • Community engagement and involvement in extra curricula activities
  • Development of learning programmes and student guidelines
  • Budget and financial management
  • Human resources management
  • Personal and professional development and implementation
  • Networking with schools and other partners


Competencies

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • knowledge of education policies and programmes in South Africa
  • Reflective organization and administrative skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Financial management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Programme accreditation knowledge
  • Integrity
  • Computer skills


General Information

Closing Date: 21 October 2016

Enquiries: (021) 959 6265

Internal applicants interested in higher level academic positions are also encouraged to apply for ad hominem promotion if they are eligible.  In order to ensure fairness and consistency all applicants must in general satisfy the ad hominem promotion criteria for the relevant academic level.

NB: Applicants are required to clearly indicate in their cover page for which post they are applying for i.e. Mowbray or Wellington Campus.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation.