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Professor/Head of School ( Faculty of Education) EKE339/2504 - Bloemfontein

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Active since 09-10-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Bloemfontein Level Manager
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Contract / Interim
Hours 0 Salary R900 000 - R1029 000 per annum ...
Professor and Head of School (Faculty of Education) EKE339/2504
Bloemfontein
R900 000 – R1029 000 per annum CTC plus R81500 annual allowance

5 year contract renewable

Responsible for continuous planning and execution of teaching and research strategies, general organising and coordinating of administrative duties, mentoring, and motivating staff, managing finances (e.g. annual budgeting, allocation of funds) of the School.
PhD in Comparative Education and Education Policy/ Educational Psychology/Curriculum Studies, Education Management or Philosophy of Education Studies.
Proven experience in research management and capacity building.
Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national and international conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers.
Act as an editorial member and/or reviewer of high quality national scholarly journals.
Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international/ISl/IBSS journals).
A NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status
Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated master's and preferably doctoral students.
Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
Serve as a member of a national scholarly society, OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent.
Knowledge and skills to teach and facilitate in official language of the university.
Knowledge and use of inclusive participatory pedagogies.
Experience in academic and/or research leadership.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Five (5) years’ teaching experience or any considerable demonstrable involvement in education at tertiary level.
Five (5) years’ leadership and/or management experience at tertiary level.
Knowledge of assessment and alternative assessment practices and willingness to attend training sessions in this regard.
Experience in community engagement.
Experience and evidence of successful (or completed) postgraduate supervision.
Provide academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establish the school as a leader in the discipline vis-à-vis competing international entities.
The Head of School is directly responsible for:
directing the academic debate in the school;
influencing the school's overall climate and culture;
energising everybody in the school and beyond; and
shaping the future of the school.
Contribute positively to the overall leadership in the faculty.
Frequent and continuous planning and execution of plans, general organising and coordinating of staff, students and activities, mentoring and motivating staff, structuring, and exercising overall control.
Create an atmosphere of consensus among staff.
Effective internal and external communication.
The Head of School is pivotal in linking the school ‘s staff and students with the University's management and administration through communication, negotiation and consultation.
Active participation and involvement in faculty management structures, attending meetings, leading project teams, representing the school and faculty, and fulfilling the roles of liaison officer and marketer, when necessary.
Active participation and involvement in applicable management structures, e.g. Senate.
Initiate, formulate and implement a visionary academic strategy for the school that is aligned with and supportive of the guiding strategic documents of the university and faculty.
Ensure –
the provision of top-quality, research-informed facilitation of learning at all levels of teaching in the school;
relevance of content, material and presentation in all modules;
the enhancement of student experiences and their continuous engagement in academic debates;
that adequate rules and regulations are in place to optimally deliver high-quality teaching and learning programmes on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
adherence to all the rules and regulations of the University, faculty and school;
quality and timely feedback on student work;
proper and quality-driven academic advice and support to all under- and postgraduate students in the school; and
the revisiting and development of fresh learning programmes that will help to position the school as a leader in the fraternity.
Create and maintain a(n) –
visionary research strategy for the school; and
environment that encourages research, leading to strong and active research habits and a culture of inquiry.
Ensure that –
every academic staff member is engaged in quality-driven and discipline-specific research;
postgraduate students are recruited to broaden the research base of the school; and
ethical requirements are met.
Guiding and supporting senior academics towards acquiring NRF ratings.
Active engagement with the faculty research committee and the Directorate of Research Development in order to ensure sustainable financial support for school’s research initiatives.
Building an effective team of scholars through:
planning and implementing a fair and reasonable dispensation regarding the workload of staff members in the school;
planning and implementing a clear and reasonable career path for every staff member in the school, taking account of the strategic plans of the University, faculty and school;
appropriate mentoring interventions where and whenever it is needed;
managing staff performance in accordance with existing university policies and procedures;
recruitment and selection of scholars in the case of vacancies and/or specific strategic needs, whenever strategic repositioning requires expansion of academic endeavours;
creating and maintaining a scholarship-friendly environment in the school; and
planning and overseeing effective and relevant staff development.
The ultimate responsibility in terms of financial management culminates in:
annual budgeting; financial planning; allocation of funds; and financial control.
Adhere to financial policies and procedures.
Encourage and actively support academic staff members to apply for external research and other grants.

Closing date:
18 October 2018.

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Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region South Africa
Keywords Professor/Head of School, faculty of education

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