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Sociology, Social & Behavior Studies Markers are needed at UNISA

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (5 EXTERNAL MARKERS)

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES

(Ref: CHS/SOC/MKR/EM/10-2023)


Assessment is an integral part of curriculum development as outlined in the Curriculum Policy. During curriculum development, an assessment strategy is developed that is aligned to the ODeL Policy and strategy of UNISA. Assessment can have different focuses, namely:

• a) improve the quality of students’ learning experiences by focusing on significant knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and providing motivation to work through the material through tasks and feedback, known as assessment for learning.

• b) focus on the ability to transfer knowledge to new contexts and to apply knowledge in specific contexts in line with the NQF level descriptors and other taxonomies of learning.

• c) focus on programmatic and graduate attributes and critical cross-field outcomes in assessment of learning.

• d) make academic judgements related to diagnostics, placements competence, progression and/or qualification completion; and as a feedback mechanism to improve curricula, known as assessment of learning; and to

• e) create opportunities for students to engage with the content, with their context, with the lecturer and with fellow students (Unisa Assessment Policy, 2011).


The Department of Sociology is inviting suitable applicants for providing assessment services to be appointed as independent contractors (markers) on a yearly basis. The purpose of this position is to appoint competent and suitable candidates to complete and execute assessment tasks professionally and to ethically align with the Assessment Policy and Guidelines.


Requirements:

• Applicable and relevant equivalent to NQF level 9 (MA/MSocSci/MPhil OR NQF level 10 (e.g. PhD/DPhil/DSocSci) Specialization in Sociology, Social and Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS, Sociology of Education, Sociological Theory, Industrial Sociology, Sociological Research, Group Dynamics, Political Sociology, Globalisation Studies, Decolonial Studies, Sociology of Families, or any closely related sub-disciplines.

• At least 5-years teaching experience (primary or secondary) or relevant experience in the education field (College /University)

• At least 3-years subject methodology teaching experience or 5-years relevant experience in the education field (College /University)


Duties:

• Complete and execute assessment task professionally

• Comply and adhere to all Unisa tuition, assessment and examination and plagiarism policies and guidelines

• Act in the ethical and professional manner dealing with all assessment tasks

• Execute duties as stipulated in contract and task agreement

• Marking of assessment tasks fairly and consistently

• Meet deadlines of allocated assessment task

• Attend markers meeting and submit marking reports timeously

• Maintain confidentiality of all assessment tasks


Knowledge, skills and abilities

• Basic knowledge of the discipline applying for

• Basic knowledge of assessment and assessment practices

• Basic knowledge of marking and procedures

• Basic knowledge of constructive feedback on assessment tasks

• Basic knowledge of academic dishonesty and plagiarism

• Knowledge of teamwork/leadership skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

• Must be honest / ethical and show empathy when required to mark assessment tasks

• Must have good problem-solving and decision-making skills

• Must be service orientated (Actively looking for ways to help and support lecturer or students)

• Must have good time management skills

• Ability to resolve conflict and maintain confidentiality of all assessment tasks

• Ability to work under pressure with adherence to deadlines


Recommendations:

• Computer and Internet skills

• Have own desktop computer or laptop and internet connectivity (no computers or data bundles will be provided)

• Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English

• Digital literacy skills – competent in ICT and online learning environments

• Experience in online marking tools or software or LMS (Moodle will be an advantage)

• Commitment to marking and meeting deadlines for all assessments

• Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students


To apply please submit the following documents:

1. An application letter indicating willingness to mark assignments and/or exam scripts for any of the modules listed below.

2. Comprehensive Updated and signed curriculum vitae (most recent)

3. Within 6 months certified copies of-

• Identity document/passport

• Highest qualification as per requirement

• SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable)

• valid permit (foreign applicants).

▪ 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

▪ Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position


Note: The required documents should be submitted as a single file (one PDF) to the email provided below.

Applicants are expected to first complete the form on the Portal https://forms.office.com/r/NBXTWFAA8p and thereafter forward the supporting documents to the attention of chsmarkers@unisa.ac.za

We welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

Assumption of duty: The candidates will have to undergo an interview (either face-to-face or Microsoft Teams) and online Moodle training sessions. Completion of the prescribed training on various aspects of Marking on the Moodle platform is compulsory.

Closing date: 17 October 2023


Applications sent to the incorrect email address will not be considered.

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

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