Lecturer: Life Sciences Education - Faculty of Education

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 21, 2019
Closes
Mar 21, 2019
Ref
107423
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

LECTURER: LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful applicant will be expected to:
  • Develop, present and co-ordinate undergraduate and postgraduate Life Sciences Education courses for students for contact and distance presentation;
  • Use a learning management system to develop and present courses;
  • Present lectures and programmes out of town on any day of the week, including after hours and over weekends as required;
  • Provide a significant contribution to research outputs, postgraduate teaching and supervision, as well as mentor students on teaching practice.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • An appropriate Master's degree in Life Science Education or in Life Sciences;
  • A qualification in Education;
  • Experience in teaching Life Sciences at school or university level;
  • Evidence of involvement in research (journal articles/conference participation).


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Appropriate language, communication, and teaching skills;
  • ICT skills.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • Enrolled for a PhD;
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision;
  • Proven record of the ability to attract external funding.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 8 April 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Siza Zitha, Tel: (012) 420 5985

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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