UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
ONLINE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (E-TUTORS)
COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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.
E-Tutors will have the following online duties:
1. Facilitate delivery of tutorials.
2. Manage students’ learning experiences.
3. Facilitate students’ interactions with their peers.
4. Provide students with academic and technical support.
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).
• Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered 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 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 Social Sciences in the following Departments:
• DVA1501 INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
• DVA1601 DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND INSTITUTIONS
• DVA2601 PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES AS INSTRUMENTS OF DEVELOPMENT
• DVA2602 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE BASIC NEEDS APPROACH
• DVA2603 URBAN DEVELOPMENT
• APC1502 THE POLITICS OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
• IPC1501 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
• IPC1502 SOUTH AFRICA IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
• PLC1501 POLITICS AS SOCIAL ACTIVITY
• PLC1502 UNDERSTANDING THE STATE
• IPC2601 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
• IPC2602 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS
• APC2601 POLITICAL CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
• APC2602 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA
• PLC2601 UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR AND PARTICIPATION
• PLC2602 POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
• PSC2601 SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS
• HSE2601 EDUCATION MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES
• HSE2602 TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES