UNISA: E-Tutors (School of Arts) - Nationwide

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLINE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (E-TUTORS)

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF ARTS


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 Tutors (E-tutors) on an independent contract basis.


DUTIES

E-Tutors will have the following online duties:

• Facilitate delivery of tutorials.

• Manage students’ learning experiences.

• Facilitate students’ interactions with their peers.

• Provide students with academic and technical support.


REQUIREMENTS

To be considered as an E-tutor, you must meet the following requirements:

• Not be a Unisa Fixed Term or Permanent staff member.

• Ongoing access to Internet connection at your own cost.

• Minimum of an Honours Bachelor’s degree in the subject that you are applying for.

• Own copies of software packages that may be required for teaching e.g. Internet browsers, word processing etc.

• Advanced computer and Internet skills i.e. no training will be provided in using software packages, Internet sites or email

• Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based via myUnisa and discussion forums).

• Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based via myUnisa and discussion forums).

• Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centred learning

• Friendly, patient and sensitive to a diversity of students


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, leave (including sick leave), etc. in terms of 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 (e.g. interacting with students on discussion forums, etc for a minimum of 6 hours a week not exceeding a maximum of 24 hours a month (spread over a few days per week) to a total of 75hrs per semester.


E-tutoring positions are available in the College of Human Sciences, School of Arts in the following Department:

AFRIKAANS & THEORY OF LITERATURE

 AFK1502 Basic Text Skills {Afrikaans}


AFRICAN LANGUAGES

 ZUL1509 Applied African Languages Literature for first additional Language

 AFL1503 Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language

 TSW1509 Applied African Languages Literature for first additional Language


INFORMATION SCIENCE

 AIS1501 Introducing Applied Information Science

 AIS1503 Introducing Information Records and Sources

 AIS1602 Introducing Management in Libraries and Information Centres

 AIS2602 Learning How to Provide Reference Services

 AIS2603 Describing Library user Group and Meeting their Needs

 AIS2604 Utilising Electronic Library Systems and Services

 AIS2605 Developing and Managing Information Collections

 INS1502 Developing Information Skills to Lifelong Learning

 INS2601 Basic Descriptive Cataloguing and Classification

 INS2602 Learning How to Provide Reference Services

 INS2603 Describing Library user Group and Meeting their Needs

 INS2701 Information and Communication Technology for Information Science

 ARM1501 Introducing Archives and Records Management

 ARM1502 Managing Records

 ARM1503 Managing Archives

 ARM1504 Preserving Records and Archives

 ARM1505 Electronic Records Management


COMMUNICATION SCIENCE

 DPR1501 Introduction to Communication

 DPR1502 Communication in the Organisation

 DPR1503 Introduction to Public Relations

 DPR1504 Stakeholder Relationships

 DPR1505 The Public Relations Programm


ENGLISH STUDIES (SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS):

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in English

 ENN1502 Foundation in Applied English Language Studies

 ENG1503 Academic Language and Literacy in English

 ENG1504 Practising Workplace English

 ENG2603 Colonial and Postcolonial African LIteratures

 ENG2611 Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phase: FAL

 ENG2612 Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phase: Home Language

 ENG2613 Applied English Literature for Intermediate Phase: First Additional Language

 ENG2614 Applied English Literature for Intermediate Phases: Home Language

 ENG1514 Applied English Language for Foundation Phase First Additional Language

 ENG1515 Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phases: Home Language

 ENG1516 Applied English Literature for Foundation Phase: First Additional Language

 ENG1517 Applied English Literature for Foundation Phase: Home Language


To apply, you need to do the following:

1) Complete the form below

2) Attach scanned certified copies of the following documents:

 certified copy (within the previous six months) of highest educational qualification.

 certified copy (within the previous six months) of academic transcript.

 certified copy (within the previous six months) of your identity document/passport.

 certified copy (within the previous six months) of your valid permit (foreign applicants).

 certified copy (within the previous six months) of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable) and;

3) Comprehensive curriculum vitae.