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

Position: Adjunct Lecturer and Tutor in Journalism

Engagement period: April 2018 to June 2018 (Tutor) and July 2018 to November 2018 (Adjunct Lecturer)

Reference number: FSHS/AL/TUT/04/2018

If you are after a brilliant career, Monash South Africa (MSA) can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, we offer all you need to build a bright future.

Founded by Monash University, MSA became the first institution in Sub-Saharan Africa to join the Laureate International Universities network in 2013, which has a presence in 25 countries, serving over 1,000,000 students globally across 70 institutions and online.

MSA has two Faculties: 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 MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg is dedicated to support South Africa and the continent to meet its diverse economic and educational needs by producing graduates who are internationally relevant. Monash South Africa offers an exciting, challenging and global working environment for individuals who want to be part of a leading institution and a dynamic team.

The Faculty of Social and Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding adjunct academic who must be able to lecture and tutor in the Journalism program as specified in the “engagement period” above.

The duties and responsibilities 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 a specific 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:

Please quote the reference number.

Closing Date: 26 April 2018

Monash South Africa is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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