Academic Facilitator (5/8) (Academic Year)

South Africa
Nov 28, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Unit for Language Development

Academic Facilitator (5/8) (Academic Year)

Job ID: 1819

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Facilitate English academic literacy classes.
  • Plan contact sessions and educational material in consultation with the module coordinator.
  • Prepare thoroughly for contact sessions.
  • Keep a time schedule and meet deadlines.
  • Responsible for classroom assessment of subject content (in close collaboration with the module coordinator) and marking.
  • Attend training compulsory sessions throughout the year.
  • Use appropriate second-language lecturing techniques and use teaching aids effectively to support the outcomes-based and resource-based methodology.
  • Concentrate on the establishment of relevant academic literacy and developmental skills within the context of the module.
  • Offer consultation sessions in the Write Site (where applicable).
  • Ensure proper written and oral communication with students.
  • Motivate students.
  • Maintain sensitivity towards students who experience problems.
  • Available for online consultation after contact sessions (where applicable).
  • Make a contribution to the finalisation and improvement of study guides (where applicable).
  • Assist with research projects in the Unit for Language Development by making data available.
  • Maintain appropriate discipline in classroom sessions to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Keep student records in terms of marks and attendance.
  • Execute formal administrative and organisational tasks in relation to the Unit for Language Development.

  • Inherent requirements:

    • B-degree.
    • English at third-year level for English classes OR appropriate qualification, e.g. TEFL / CELTA / TESOL.
    • Good academic record.

    Required competencies

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
  • Ability to function independently, as well as in team.
  • Good administrative and organisational skills and the ability to function under pressure.

  • Recommendations:

    • TEFL qualification or appropriate post-graduate qualification.
    • Teaching experience on an academic literacy programme.
    • Teaching qualification and teaching experience.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Assumption of duties: 

    01 February 2016

    Closing date: 

    05 December 2016


    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9339 / 3934.


    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific departement / division.

    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).

  • Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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