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Vacancy at Monash South Africa in the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences

Position: Adjunct Lecturer in Public Relations

Engagement period: July to November 2018
Reference number: FSHS/AL/PR/S2/2018

Founded by Monash University, MSA became the first institution in Sub-Saharan Africa to join the Laureate International Universities network in 2013. Laureate has a presence in 28 countries, serving over 1,000,000 students globally across 80 institutions and online.

MSA has two Faculties namely: Business, Engineering and Technology, and Social and Health  Sciences. A one-year programme with the option of articulating into the undergraduate degrees, the Foundation Programme is also available.

The impressive, state of the art Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg is dedicated to support South Africa and the continent to meet its diverse economic and educational needs by producing graduates that are internationally recognised. MSA offers an exciting, challenging and global working environment for academics who want to be part of a leading international institution and a dynamic team.

The Faculty of Social and Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding adjunct academic who must be able to teach Public relations under the Communication and Media Studies programme.

The duties and responsibilities of the Adjunct Lecturer include, but are not limited to:

  • The preparation and delivery of lectures;
  • Conducting tutorials, practical classes, presentations, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions, studio session, whichever is applicable;
  • Providing study guidance, learning support, consultation and mentoring of students;
  • Liaison with Tutors and/or Peer Collaborators;
  • Initiation and development of learning materials including online materials, with appropriate advice and support from senior academic staff;
  • Administering tests, assessments, examinations and marking thereof;
  • Acting as the unit coordinator where necessary;
  • Attendance of Faculty and Cluster meetings;
  • Performing a range of administrative functions connected with the units being taught;
  • Involvement in professional activities; and
  • Other duties as required.

The successful candidate(s) must have:

  • At least a Master’s degree in the specified discipline or area related to the above-mentioned unit.
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct lectures, tutorials and seminars at university level in an effective manner;
  • Relevant teaching and tutoring experience in the higher education sector and strong ties with relevant industries;
  • Be suitably qualified to teach a specified unit/s as listed above;
  • Have well-developed skills in teaching, including the ability to select and use a wide range of teaching and assessment strategies;
  • Understand learning theories and learning styles relevant to the type of students being taught;
  • Knowledge of the curriculum areas being taught;
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate units and conduct relevant unit administration activities, as well as other administrative tasks related to the academic offerings in the department;
  • Competency in curriculum design;
  • Expertise in E-learning programs such as Moodle and Turnitin; and
  • Capacity to engage in team work in relation to teaching;
  • High level communication skills in verbal, written and electronic modes.


Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter responding to the selection criteria, together with their detailed CV with details of two referees to e-mail: and to complete the accompanying application form on this link:

Candidates must respond to the selection criteria and, quote the reference number

Kindly rename all attachments with your name. i.e. Joe Soap cover letter, Joe Soap CV, etc.

For all administrative enquiries related to this advertisement, please contact Mr. Grant Phakade at (011) 950 4040.

Closing Date: 20 July 2018

Monash South Africa is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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