Senior Prospect Researcher - Department of Institutional Advancement

South Africa
Dec 20, 2020
Mar 11, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
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.


The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Instructional design of educational material and e-assessment, interactive digital content - and web-products as well as mobile applications;
  • On-going liaison and co-ordination with academic personnel, project leaders and project managers as well as other role-players for the successful progression and completion of e-learning projects;
  • Provide a consultation service and advice to academic personnel with regard to the identification, planning, implementation and evaluation of digital content, web products and electronic assessment and the possibilities for the use of electronic delivery systems;
  • Providing training of and support to staff and students in the use of electronic environments;
  • Contribute to the research on new educational media and technologies and participating in the testing and evaluation thereof in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • A Master's degree in Computer Integrated Education / Multimedia Design or relevant field of study in an applicable post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification with three years' relevant working experience; OR
  • An Honours degree in Computer Integrated Education / Multimedia Design or relevant field of study in an applicable post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification with four years' relevant working experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of learning theories, instructional design and e-assessment principles in e-learning, hybrid learning or blended learning within the higher education environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with regard to the innovative design and establishment of quality teaching / learning environments for successful e-learning, including mobile learning;
  • Experience in the design and development of learning material in a learning management system, e.g. Blackboard, Moodle or SAKAI;
  • Some instructional design experience in at least one recent instructional authoring software;
  • Participation in projects within a multidisciplinary team approach;
  • Experience in facilitation of learning;

  • The ability to conceptualize e-learning solutions and integrate educational technology within the curriculum;
  • The ability to identify training and educational needs of lecturers in the preparation for implementing electronic education;
  • Ability to contribute to teams consisting of role-players from various academic and support departments / fields of expertise;
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle a variety of tasks or projects simultaneously;
  • Supportive towards colleagues, academic staff and students;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills.

  • At least two years' relevant experience in higher education;
  • Blackboard Certified Trainer;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Natural and Agricultural Sciences;
  • At least 1 year of experience in the development of training material for e-learning training events;
  • Knowledge of visual representation of data and the interpretation of Learning Analytics data reports in order to enhance course design or improve effective assessment;
  • At least 3 years of experience with consultation and training within an e-learning or blended learning model.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

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.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.


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

ENQUIRIES: contact person, Ms Khensani Mathebula Tel: (012) 420 2417 for application-related enquiries, and Mrs Detken Scheepers, Tel: (012) 420 4112 or (012) 356-3077 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 December 2020, 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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