Faculty Writing Coordinator: Law Clinic

Location
South Africa
Posted
Jun 13, 2018
Closes
Jun 19, 2018
Sector
Law
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Law

Law Clinic

Faculty Writing Coordinator

Ref. RG04/166/0518

 

Duties

Coordinating the Faculty’s comprehensive strategy to develop law students’ writing skills, which includes:

  • Managing writing skills modules in the first and final years of LLB studies;
  • Providing assistance to colleagues in other law modules in the design of writing skills exercises and materials;
  • Designing and presenting workshops to develop colleagues’ skills in writing skills development;
  • Managing the comprehensive writing guide for LLB students;
  • Providing assistance in further curriculum development to integrate writing skills development in existing modules;
  • Managing the Faculty’s writing consultants;
  • Offering writing consultations to students;
  • Maintaining the Faculty’s online writing development tools;
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities to generate third stream income to fund the strategy.
  • Offering writing consultations to students;
  • Maintaining the Faculty’s online writing development tools;
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities to generate third stream income to fund the strategy.
  • Technical editing for the Stellenbosch Law Review (including administrative assistance with management of the review process of contributions; technical editing of contributions in terms of the journal style guide; and technical editing of publisher-produced page proofs of the journal);
  • Coordinating the Law Clinic’s financial literacy project;
  • Editing Faculty publications (excluding course materials);
  • Providing assistance in the content management of the Faculty’s online platforms;
  • Managing the Faculty’s engagement with media, including:
  • Sourcing media contributions from academics
  • Assisting academics to produce publications for popular media
  • Liaising with the University’s central media office
  • Managing Faculty newsletters
  • Providing assistance in designing and implementing short courses in the Faculty.
  • Technical editing for the Stellenbosch Law Review (including administrative assistance with management of the review process of contributions; technical editing of contributions in terms of the journal style guide; and technical editing of publisher-produced page proofs of the journal);
  • Coordinating the Law Clinic’s financial literacy project;
  • Editing Faculty publications (excluding course materials);
  • Providing assistance in the content management of the Faculty’s online platforms;

 

Managing the Faculty’s engagement with media, including:

  • Sourcing media contributions from academics
  • Assisting academics to produce publications for popular media
  • Liaising with the University’s central media office
  • Managing Faculty newsletters
  • Providing assistance in designing and implementing short courses in the Faculty.

 

Job Requirements

  • A relevant post-matric qualification;
  • A minimum of five years’ appropriate experience, which must include experience in:
  • Editing academic texts;
  • Presenting workshops/training sessions;
  • Project management;
  • Managing online platforms.
  • An excellent verbal and written command of English and Afrikaans, and the ability to function effectively in a multilingual environment;
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, both independently and within a team;
  • Proven ability to generate income and to manage budgets;
  • Proven ability to manage a team;
  • Sound interpersonal relations;
  • Organisational ability;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and basic website design and maintenance;
  • Ability to deliver a professional and friendly service under pressure;
  • Positive attitude towards clients and colleagues.

 

Recommendation

  • Qualification or experience in law;
  • Knowledge of the University’s financial system and learner management system;
  • Relevant tertiary language/writing qualification;
  • Lecturing experience in Higher Education;
  • Experience in technical editing of an accredited academic journal.

 

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Geo Quinot on 021 808 3777, or on gquinot@sun.ac.za, or Dr. Theo Broodryk by 021 808 3599, or on tbroodryk@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 19 June 2018

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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