University of Pretoria Vacancies 2022 – Lecturer – ENGAGE Programme

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria

Website University of Pretoria

Job Description:

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

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

The ENGAGE Programme (Engineering Augmenting Degree Programme) is an extended degree programme comprised of both mainstream and additional/developmental modules. Students follow a structured 5-year curriculum. Professional Orientation (JPO 110 and JPO 120) is offered over two semesters in the first year of the ENGAGE Programme. The two modules follow a project-based approach and are designed to develop and refine suitable Academic, IT, and university-level Reading and Writing practices for academic success within the School of Engineering at UP. A team-teaching approach is followed and combined with assisted and peer learning. This integrated approach in both the presentation and assessment of the modules, aims to provide students with initial exposure to the practices and knowledge required of an engineer in the real world.

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Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to teaching and assessment within the modules as one of the lecturers in Professional Orientation (JPO 110 and JPO 120). The primary focus will be on the development and refinement of IT and Information Management skills and practices for entry-level engineering students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to conduct research and publish in the fields of Engineering Education (focusing on the effective teaching and learning of students in extended degree programmes) and/or Big Data Science. Finally, the successful candidate will help to develop and refine the Professional Orientation curriculum in order to include new technologies and information. Teaching within the module comprises of three formal lectures (with two groups of approximately 100 students) once a week and three interactive discussion/application classes (with the same two groups). The two groups are comprised of students from the nine engineering disciplines offered in the School of Engineering at UP.

Job Requirements:

  • A relevant Master’s degree (e.g. MEng awarded by a university, member of the Washington accord or MSc Informatics/Computer Science) or equivalent qualification;
  • Three years of teaching experience at a tertiary level.
  • IT and Information management skills;
  • Research in Engineering Education/Big Data Science;
  • Active teaching and learning strategies;
  • Curriculum and Materials Development;
  • Online/virtual teaching at a tertiary level.
  • Above average IT knowledge and skills;
  • Background in project management and team work in projects;
  • Proven interest in support and development of students in extended degree programmes.

Job Details:

Company: University of Pretoria

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria

Application Deadline: N/A

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