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Online Teaching Assistants for Accounting Sciences are needed at UNISA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLINE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR SIGNATURE MODULES

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


As an Independent Contractor you will:

• Minimum of an Masters ‘ degree in the subject that you would like to tutor’ or a PhD degree in Accounting Sciences

• Added Advantage

• Registration with a Professional Body (such as SAICA, CIMA, CIA).

• Not be regarded as an employee

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

• Provide your own infrastructure i.e. your own computer, your own internet access and any other office-related equipment.

• Not be based at a Unisa campus or any location linked to the University

• Work on your own time in completing teaching tasks online for a minimum of 20 hours a week (e.g. marking of assignments, interacting with students on discussion forums, sending emails, etc). These hours should be spread over most days of the week.


DUTIES

Teaching Assistants (TAs) will have the following duties:

1. Dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per week to perform specific TA tasks

2. Familiarise yourself online with the subject content of the course

3. Review and give feedback regarding the online study content and all assessments at the start, during and the end of the semester

4. Familiarise yourself with the pedagogical approach followed to teach this online course, including by attending the required online training on teaching online and module specific content and assessments provided by Unisa

5. Actively engage and contribute on the TA support site, by performing tasks allocated by lecturers and by assisting fellow TAs who are struggling

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

7. Contribute new ideas, draft content or assessment questions, and podcasts at the request of lecturers

8. Actively facilitate, support and guide student online learning for approximately 250 assigned students

9. Facilitate subject-related student online discussion forums, per instructions of lecturers

10. Participate in online grading of students, moderation of marking by a fellow TA, perform quality assurance on all grading, perform and review related marking reports

11. Provide personalised feedback to students about the reasons for losing marks

12. Respond within 24 to 48 hours in a professional manner to student queries using the University platform

13. Interact frequently online with the lead lecturer as directed

14. Fulfil online ad-hoc and administrative tasks related to the TA role, e.g., marking spreadsheets, plagiarism reports, high risk student reports, etc.


COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

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

• Have ongoing access to the internet at own cost

• Have advanced computer skills, including of Microsoft Excel , Teams

• Be committed to meeting deadlines and have a passion for student-centred learning

• Have excellent communication skills and proficiency in English (all communication will be text based)

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

• Teaching experience will be an advantage

• Willingness to undergo compulsory myunisa training on various aspects of tutoring


Applicants are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistant position in the following College: COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTING SCIENCES (CAS)


The College specific appointment criteria are as follows:

COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTING SCIENCES: CAS1501 PERSPECTIVES ON ACCOUNTANCY


In this module, students are:

• Introduced to the roles of and principles applicable to accountancy professionals and the pervasive qualities and skills associated with such roles and principles;

• Guided towards an appreciation for the different principles and orientations of ethical behaviour in personal, business and professional accountancy contexts;

• Exposed to the fundamentals of fraud and corruption, including their attributes, impacts and motivators in accountancy contexts; and

• Exposed to the foundation for practising accountancy in an ethical and professionally competent manner.


To apply, you need to do the supply the following :

• Your application form below must be accompanied by a COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and;

 identity document (non-South African applicants may apply with: passport, work permit, permanent residence permit or proof of nationalisation if applicable. However prescribed policy processes will be followed for appointment) (certified copies within the previous six months);

 all educational qualifications (certified copies within the previous six months);

 academic transcripts/records (certified copies within the previous six months);

 proof of SAQA verification for foreign qualifications (if applicable) (certified copies within the previous six months)

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

• The contact details of three contactable references must be provided.

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

• Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position

Email Documents to CAS-TA@unisa.ac.za


Assumption of duty: February 2024

Closing Date: 13 October 2023

Monthly Remuneration R16 292.80

General Enquiries: Ms Masegare Phaahla , Tel: (012) 429 8693


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

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

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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