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Online Teaching Assistants are needed by UNISA in Edu, African Lingo, Humanities, Arts, Social Scie.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLINE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (TEACHING ASSISTANT)

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF ART

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES

(REF.D Mulaud/TA/Contr/CHS/OCT/2023)

UNISA is a publicly funded institution in South Africa dedicated to open and distance education. In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, open, and distance e-learning tertiary institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programs, the University is inviting applicants for services as an Online TA (Teaching Assistant) on an independent contract basis.


SCHOOL OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES

Teaching Assistant positions are available in the Department of African Languages:

Module AFL1501- Language through an African lens

In this module, students will learn how to interact successfully in a multicultural society, including how to demonstrate sensitivity to their language usage and that of others. The module also allows students to learn to interact across cultures with knowledge and respect.


Specific Requirements:

✓ A master’s degree in African Languages OR a master’s degree within the Faculty of Arts/ Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Education (Having done an African Language subject at the undergraduate level will be a recommendation)

✓ A research reflection and/or portfolio for both academic and non-academic

✓ 2 research output units during the previous 5 years (Academics) or 1 research output unit during the previous 3 years Or rated by NRF as a researcher (academics) (weaved if master’s degree was obtained within the last two years)


Recommendations:

✓ A Ph.D. degree in any field within the Faculty of Arts/ Humanities/ Social Sciences/ Education

✓ Certified advanced computer literacy

✓ Teaching experience of at least three years will be to your advantage

✓ Experience with teaching in an Open Distance e-learning environment.

✓ Being a former Unisa student would be an advantage owing to operational knowledge of the myUnisa platform


Eligibility:

• Ongoing access to Internet connection at your own cost.

• Only applicants with the relevant qualifications will be considered.

• Please do not apply If you are currently appointed as a Unisa Teaching Assistant.

• UNISA fixed term or permanent staff members will not be considered.


Teaching Assistants will have the following duties:

• Familiarize yourself online with the subject content of the course.

• Review and give feedback regarding the online study content and all assessments at the start

• and during the semester

• Familiarize yourself with the pedagogical approach followed to teach the online course,

• including by attending required online training provided by Unisa

• Familiarise yourself online with the myUnisa learning platform, including by attending required

• online training provided by Unisa

• Actively engage and contribute to the TA support site, by performing tasks allocated by

• lecturers and by assisting fellow TAs who are struggling

• Actively mentor one or more new TAs to ensure they meet performance standards

• Contribute with new ideas and draft content or assessment questions at the request of

• lecturers

• Actively facilitate, support, and guide student online learning for approximately 200 assigned

• students

• Facilitate subject-related student online discussions, per instructions of lecturers

• Participate in online round-robin test pack marking as required by lecturers for approximately

• six assessments

• Participate in online test pack marking meetings on Teams for approximately six assessments

• Mark (grade) approximately six student online assignments

• Provide personalized feedback on approximately six student online assignments

• Contribute to the preparation of online generic pre-guidance and post-feedback regarding

• approximately six online student assessments

• Respond within 24 to 48 hours professionally to student queries using the University

• platform

• Interact frequently online with the lead lecturer as directed

• Fulfill online ad-hoc and administrative tasks related to the TA role, e.g., marking spreadsheets,

• plagiarism reports, high-risk student reports, etc.


As an Independent Contractor, you will:

• Not be regarded as an employee of Unisa.

• Not be entitled to any benefits such as medical aid, office space, equipment, or leave (including sick leave), in terms of the UNISA conditions of service.

• Be expected to provide your infrastructure i.e. your computer, your own Internet access, workspace, and any other office-related equipment.

• Be expected to be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, spread over most days of the week.


To apply, you need to do the following:

2) Please attach scanned certified copies of the following documents:

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of qualifications.

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of the academic transcript.

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of your identity document/passport.

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of the Marriage certificate or divorce decree. (if applicable)

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of your valid permit (foreign applicants).

o certified copy (within the previous three months) of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications.

3) Comprehensive curriculum vitae.

4) The required documents should be submitted as a single file (one attachment) to the email provided below


Gross Remuneration: R16292.80

Closing Date: 17 October 2023 (Application has to be emailed before close of business at 16:00)

General Enquiries: Mr David Mulaudzi: Tel: (012) 429 2741.

The applications should be emailed to; CHS-TA@unisa.ac.za



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Assumption of duty February or July 2024: Completion of the prescribed online training is compulsory. Appointments will only be finalized and activated after the successful completion of the prescribed online training.

UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant.

Late, incomplete, and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Appointments will be made by Unisa's Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation.

UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.



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