Thursday , February 22 2024

Jobs at UFS – Curriculum Designer and Developer

Website University of the Free State

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualise new qualifications or short learning programmes of the South Campus as    member of the task team.
  • Mentor subject matter experts in the design and development of interactive academic  materials for distance learning.
  • Assist, coach, mentor and regulate all academic work of mainly ad-hoc authors/subject matter experts (SME).
  • Give guidance and lead on trending and best distance methodologies.
  • Coach mode of writing (distance mode), assessment and marking tools appropriate for the specific programme.
  • Lead, oversee, guide and mentor the SMEs work regularly and timeously and manage different work schedules as part of bigger project.
  • Ensure that content, language use and general appearance of learning material adhere to UFS, South Campus and distance learning guidelines.
  • Adapt learning material and formal assessment in conjunction with SME after moderation.
  • Assist the team responsible for the digitisation of materials, as expert in the choice of suitable methodology for teaching and learning.
  • Plan, design, implement and evaluate SME development initiatives for the South Campus.
  • Collaborate with the head of the department at the South Campus in executing curriculum design and development administrative duties.
  • Receive and administrate all relevant documentation and study material electronically.
  • Stay ahead on the latest developments in teaching and learning (focus on distance learning).

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7 in Education or equivalent qualification in a related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ teaching experience, including curriculum design and development and writing of study materials on a higher education level.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • A post graduate qualification in instructional design/curriculum development.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in alternative assessment practices.
  • Results oriented:
    • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
    • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic thinking:
    • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
    • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in neat and organised manner.
    • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
  • Business acumen:
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations
    • Proficient in using MS Office.
    • Excellent knowledge of the use of academic English and excellent writing ability in English.
  • Leading:
    • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
    • Ability to lead, advise, and coach a team of writers.
  • Building coalitions:
    • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Job Details:

Company: University of the Free State

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bloemfontein

Application Deadline: N/A

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