University of Free State: Intern Teaching with Technology

Vacancy: 3381: Intern Teaching with Technology (2 positions) (contract appointment: 1 year) Faculty: Department: Centre for Teaching and Learning Division: Type: Support Description: Centre for Teaching and Learning Curriculum Delivery and Innovation Intern Teaching with Technology (2 positions) (contract appointment: 1 year) Job ID: 3381 The purpose of the internship programme is to offer graduates (diploma/ degree) with no relevant work experience the opportunity to obtain practical workplace exposure and experience. KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Combine all the below documents as one document (PDF or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system. • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking); • Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records; • Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications); • A certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID); • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable); • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable). Duties and responsibilities: Course Development • Develop blended/online learning material, activities and assessments with various learning technologies, including, but not limited to, the official Learning Management System (Blackboard) and Question Mark. Customer Support • Provide support towards online/blended learning modules on the official Learning Management System (Blackboard). • Provide troubleshooting and support towards technology in teaching and learning for students at the Blackboard and Question Mark Helpdesk. Training and Development • Provide support in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of student and/or academic staff training within the Curriculum Delivery and Innovation focus area. Administration • Provide general administrative, logistical and research support for various Curriculum Delivery and Innovation projects. • Provide general administrative and logistical support. Inherent requirements: • Bachelor’s degree or a B.Tech degree on NQF level 7. Required competencies: • Results Orientated: - The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations. - The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations. • Strategic Thinking: - The ability to deal with several activities at a time. - The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner. • Business Acumen: - The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations. - Proficient in using MS Office. • Leading: - The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm. - The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

• Building Coalitions: - The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others. - The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people. Recommendations: • Previous experience in the use of a Learning Management System or Online assessment system. The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates: • Not currently participating in an existing learnership/internship programme. • Willing to sign a learnership/internship agreement with the UFS. • Candidate must be available for a period of one (1) year. • Postgraduate qualification will serve as a recommendation. Assumption of duties: As soon as possible. Closing date: 20 May 2020. Salary: The salary is R7 353.50 per month. Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/ 7267/ 9003 or email General: The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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