Junior Lecturer/Junior Researcher, Academic Literacy Coordinator

South Africa
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Unit for Language Development

Junior Lecturer/Junior Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator

Job ID:  2526


Duties and responsibilities:

- Teach a specific academic literacy module.

- Mark written class activities, assignments and tests.

- Provide feedback to students.

- Design learning and teaching materials for use by facilitators.

- Use Blackboard for communication with students and facilitators.

- Set tests and memoranda based on appropriate second-language methods.

- Oversee class attendance and marks.

- Coordinate a literacy module for a specific faculty.

- Organise and present training when needed to assist facilitators in the module on a continuous basis.

- Ensure quality assurance by facilitator evaluation and moderation.

- Manage M-reader of own students and different student groups in the specific faculty cohort.

- Conduct research into academic literacy needs for a specific cohort.

- Conduct ongoing research with regard to second language acquisition and academic literacy.

- Present workshops for students and consultation sessions in the writing centre.

- Present training workshops for facilitators.


Inherent requirements:

- Honours degree in languages or applied linguistics.

- A good academic record (please attach).


Required competencies:

- Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.

- Highly organised, work well under pressure and have a collaborative style, especially suited to work with academic staff.

- Ability to prioritise tasks.

- Ability to both function independently and to work effectively in a team.

- Accept responsibility and show good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness.



- Two years' teaching experience in the field of academic literacy in the higher education sector.

- Willing to enrol for a relevant Master's degree at the first available opportunity, if not already attained by the time of the appointment.

- Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Blackboard.

- Proven experience in teaching academic literacy in the higher education sector.

- Proven experience in curriculum design.

- Experience in desktop research.


Assumption of duties:

01 December 2018

Closing date:

26 October 2018


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/9161.

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 department/division.

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

- a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);

- certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;

- certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);

- a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. 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.