Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Department of Early Childhood Education

Location
South Africa
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Nov 09, 2019
Ref
121645
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

SENIOR LECTURER / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (ONE POST)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be expected to fulfil the following duties of a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Department Early Childhood Education as described in the minimum requirements:
  • Curriculum development of and lecturing of modules in the programme(s) based in the Department;
  • Pursuing research activities such as own research, research-based publications and the supervision of postgraduate students registered in the Department;
  • Developing, presenting and co-ordinating undergraduate and postgraduate courses for pre-service and in-service teachers and other students for contact and distance presentation;
  • Mentoring students for practice teaching/work integrated learning;
  • Using a learning management system to develop and present courses;
  • Presenting lectures and programmes in an E-learning environment;
  • Providing a significant contribution to research outputs, postgraduate teaching and supervision.


Minimum requirements:

Senior Lecturer:
  • PhD in Education-related field;
  • At least three years' teaching experience in Early Childhood Education (ages 0-9 including Foundation Phase) that includes teaching experience at a Higher Education Institution in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase) and evidence of positive student evaluation or ratings;
  • Evidence of co-ordination responsibilities and membership of committees;
  • Experience and expertise in curriculum development and policies in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase);
  • Experience in teaching practice/work integrated learning;
  • Knowledge of and experience in facilitation in an E-learning environment;
  • Evidence of involvement in community engagement programmes;
  • Evidence of membership of professional associations/organisations in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase) in the field of Early Childhood Education (0-9 years including Foundation Phase);
  • Registration with SACE;

The confirmation of probation period of two years will be dependent on the successful employee meeting the following two requirements:
  • Experience conducting own research and research projects, and evidence of five publications in accredited journals or an average of one article per year for the last three years in such journals, or equivalent units in the field of Early Childhood Education (0-9 years including Foundation Phase);
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate students and evidence of completed supervised MEd and PhD students.


Associate Professor (Same as for Senior Lecturer, plus):
  • At least five years' Teaching experience in Early Childhood Education (ages 0-9 including Foundation Phase) that includes teaching experience at a Higher Education Institution in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase) and evidence of positive student evaluation or ratings;
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate students and evidence of completed supervised MEd (at least four) and PhD (at least two) students;
  • Evidence of collaboration in international research projects and research publication(s) as result of the project(s);
  • A proven standing as an active researcher amongst international peers as a result of publications;
  • Evidence of proven research funding success;
  • Evidence of membership of professional associations/organisations in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase);

The confirmation of probation period of two years will be dependent on the successful employee meeting the following requirement:
  • Experience conducting own research and research projects, and evidence of at least ten publications in accredited journals or an average of one article per year for the last five years in such journals, or equivalent units.


Required competencies (skills, knowledge and behavioural attributes):

Senior Lecturer:
  • Knowledge of the South African education system regarding Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase);
  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • Ability to apply knowledge and skills in teaching and supervision;
  • Ability to work as an individual and in a team.


Associate Professor (Same as for Senior Lecturer, plus):
  • Knowledge of the different knowledge fields in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase);
  • Knowledge of teaching methodologies in the different knowledge fields in Early Childhood Education (including Foundation Phase).


Added advantages and preferences:

For both Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor:
  • PhD in Early Childhood Education;
  • Knowledge in the field of Mathematics and English Literacy, in Foundation Phase;
  • NRF-rating;
  • Membership of international scholarly bodies.


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Closing date: 23 October 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

Enquiries:

Ms Mandy Moropa, Tel: (012) 420 2966 for application-related enquiries, and Prof Cycil Hartell, Tel: (012) 420 5636 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 December 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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