Academic Facilitator - School of Accountancy

South Africa
Mar 12, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Economic and Management Science

School of Accountancy

South Campus

Academic Facilitator (40 hours per week) (academic year) (contract appointment until 31 December 2019)

Job ID: 2715


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Be acquainted with the relevant course material and learning outcomes as well as methods of presentation/ facilitation and assessment.
  • Brief and train the academic facilitator(s) and ensure that they are familiar with the course content, methods of facilitation, assessment as well as the task descriptions of academic facilitators.
  • Serve under the direction of the head of department, and liaise  with: a) South Campus Access and b) Academic facilitator(s) 
  • Responsible for the management of the module in the relevant department (academic, administrative, organisation).
  • Responsible for the development of the relevant course material where necessary.
  • Monitor the course/progress of the module.
  • Attend contact sessions with learners and assists the academic facilitators with advice and assistance where necessary.
  • Compile tests and examination papers in collaboration with the department and moderate marking done by academic facilitators.


Inherent requirements:

  • Relevant B-degree. 
  • One (1) to two (2) years' experience in teaching and learning and/or student engagement.


Required competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Basic Accountancy at First Year level.
  • Excellent educational skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Must be comfortable in using Microsoft Word, Excell and Power point.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Business acumen.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalitions.



  • Teaching and Learning experience in the Higher Education Environment.


Assumption of duties:

01 May 2019.


Closing date:

20 March 2019.



The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3934/9962/3928.


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 (Please note:  Compile/Convert all the below documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system):

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter, stating your interest in the Academic Headship, if applicable (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).


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

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