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

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.


DUTIES

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.


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).

• 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:

DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

• 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


POLITICAL SCIENCE

• 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


HEALTH STUDIES

• HSE2601 EDUCATION MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES

• HSE2602 TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES