Junior Lecturer in Life Skills Education

South Africa
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Education

School of Social Sciences and Language Education

Junior Lecturer

Job ID: 2196 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) modules in life skills education and/or economic management sciences.
  • Participate in the work integrated learning programme (teaching practice).
  • Ensure active involvement in research activities.
  • Contribute to curriculum development in the field of life skills, accounting and business studies.
  • Provide consultation sessions for students.
  • Work in a team with colleagues within the Faculty.
  • Contribute to academic coordination and perform administrative tasks related to teaching practice. 

    Inherent requirements:

    Junior Lecturer:

  • An Honour’s degree in an Educational field of study with an undergraduate degree in Life Skills, Business Studies, Accounting and/or Economics as major subjects.
  • A good academic record. 

    Required competencies:

  • Teaching experience in life skill, accountting, business studies and or economics.
  • Knowledge of- and the ability to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) for teaching and assessment.
  • Familiarity with inclusive pedagogic practices and alternative assessment strategies.
  • Good research skills and writing abilities.
  • Sound interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills. 


  • Master’s degree or willingness to enrol for a Master’s degree in an appropriate Educational field of study at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • One (1) year teaching experience in a higher education context.
  • Six (6) to twelve (12) month’s experience Experience in the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • One (1) to two (2) year’s of in leading in-service teacher development or training workshops.
  • Familiarity with teaching strategies, methodologies and assessments practices used in higher education contexts. 

    Assumption of duties:

    As soon as possible.   


    Closing date:

    16 February 2018.



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/3039/3221.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits. 


    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 school/division. 


    Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. 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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