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  • Posted: May 25, 2022
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  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor (CHEPD Director)

    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    The purpose of the proposed Centre for Higher Education Professional Development (CHEPD), and by implication the primary job focus of the Centre Director, is to ensure leadership, expertise, support and resources for the offering of formal professional development qualifications and programmes to capacitate university staff as university teachers. The purpose is aligned also to the NWU Teaching-Learning Strategy in which the professional development of academic staff is a central focus.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • PhD in the relevant discipline
    • 5-8 years overall experience as specialist in relevant industry or professional leadership inclusive off:
    • 5 years’ experience in higher education
    • 3 years’ experience in management

    ADDED ADVANTAGE & PREFERENCES:

    • Memberships of Higher Education Associations
    • Completed supervision of master’s student and for Associate Professor, promotion, or co-promotion of PHD student.
    • At least 2 publications in accredited journals

    KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Thorough knowledge and experience of the higher education context
    • Leadership and managerial skills
    • Advance research skills
    • Advanced report writing skills

    KEY BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Sound interpretation and communication skills
    • Advanced networking skills
    • Professional and sustainable relationships
    • Leadership competencies

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Centre for Higher Education Professional Development (CHEPD) management

    • Establish CHEPD
    • Manage CHEPD
    • Oversee CHEPD operations
    • Report to relevant NWU structures

    Knowledge promotion of teaching and learning in Higher Education

    • Establish a niche research area in the field of Higher Education Teaching and Learning
    • Engage and promote knowledge production and sharing in the field of Higher Education Teaching and Learning
    • Provide intellectual leadership in the field of Higher Education Teaching and Learning

    Development of formal qualifications in HE

    • Conduct needs-analyses and conceptualise in collaboration with CTL formal qualification(s) in Higher Education
    • Conduct needs- analyses and conceptualise short learning programmes in collaboration with CTL that can articulate to a formal qualification
    • Oversee development, implementation and coordination of the teaching of formal qualifications

    Engage, collaborate with strategic higher education partners

    • Establish and build current networks of Higher Education expertise at faculty, institutional, national and international levels
    • Establish and build Higher Education partnerships and collaborations
    • Advocate and drive transformation for Higher Education Teaching and Learning

    Closing Date: 13th, June 2022

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    Principal Laboratory Technician M000269

    Job description

    • Leading the acquisition and maintenance of the laboratory accreditation with SANS and DAFF
    • Coordinate and monitor the day to day Management of the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory and report writing
    • Coordinate the analysis and reporting of samples microbiology, parasitology, haematology, pathology for PT and customers and ensure the quality assurance
    • Assist staff and students (undergraduates and postgraduates) in veterinary laboratory with practical
    • Develop and administer short courses
    • Administration

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • B-Tech/ BSc degree specializing in Veterinary Laboratory Technology/ Biomedical Science is essential
    • PhD or equivalent is desirable

    EXPERIENCE:

    • 5 years’ experience in Veterinary microbiology, parasitology, haematology is essential

    FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS):

    • Sound Knowledge and proof of quality assurance of veterinary laboratory
    • Experience in the Management of Veterinary Laboratory
    • Proof of Participation in laboratory accreditation processes
    • Sound knowledge of veterinary diagnostic methodology (microbiology, parasitology, haematology)
    • Basic knowledge of molecular microbiology

    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Ability to work with other staff and students
    • Computer literacy

    Closing Date: 27th, May 2022

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    Senior Lecturer M001081

    Job description

    • Teaching of modules in indigenous knowledge systems at undergraduate level
    • Supervision of BIKS 4th year students project and MIKS students
    • Community engagement in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Active participation in the development of community-based research by adapting and designing modules for service learning
    • Funds raising
    • Research and publications

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • PhD degree specialising in indigenous knowledge systems is essential

    EXPERIENCE:

    • 2 years postgraduate supervision & a record of research output experience is essential for senior lecturer
    • 2 years functional and subject related experience: Tertiary experience, is essential

    FUNCTIONAL / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS):

    • Ability to develop study materials, teach modules in Indigenous Knowledge Systems using indigenous pedagogies
    • Ability to engage with the holders / practitioners and communities in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Knowledge, skills, competencies of indigenous research methodologies, cosmologies, ontologies, philosophies, epistemologies and worldviews
    • Effective communication, computer skills suitable for teaching, community engagement and research dissemination
    • Ability to design, execute and publish research findings in indigenous knowledge systems

    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Ability to work in a team, ability to work under pressure
    • Leadership skills, tolerance, innovative, creative, flexible, effective, punctual
    • Ability to work and engage with the indigenous communities, indigenous knowledge holders and practitioners
    • Ability to resolve conflict, build peace, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence

    Closing Date: 27th, May 2022

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    Associate Professor / Professor (V000359) - (3)

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Research

    • Scholarly guidance, focused high-level research on Work integrated learning (WIL) that informs the teaching and learning scholarship of teaching practice, mentoring of colleagues. Initiating and leading research projects focused on bridging the research to practice gap.

    Teaching  

    • Postgraduate supervision and teaching WIL modules

    Community Engagement

    • Involvement in community engagement programmes especially with a focus on WIL.

    Closing Date: 31st, May 2022

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    Senior Psychologist - V000262

    Job description
    The Purpose of the position is to render psychological support to students

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Coordinating Therapeutic Services

    • Coordination of psychotherapeutic systems like walk-in clients, counselling, and psychotherapy.
    • Conduct counselling and psychotherapy with students from the Vanderbijlpark Campus and UODL
    • Development of different protocols for therapeutic systems.

    Crisis Intervention

    • Render crisis intervention and short-term trauma intervention to Vanderbijlpark Campus and UODL students.

    Liaison and Service Delivery

    • Liaise with various divisions on campus in professional service delivery, e.g., Disciplinary Office, Substance Abuse Programme, Concessions Panel, etc.

    Student Development

    • Development and presentation of pro-active workshops.

    Psychometric Assessments and Selections

    • Conduct psychometric assessments and offer feedback at SCD when required.
    • Assist with selection procedures for various courses (psychometrics, panel interviews, etc.) when required.

    Training and Support

    • Participate in coordination of Student Counselling and Development training, development and support services across the various campuses of NWU.

    Minimum requirements

    • Master’s degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (NQF9) (Essential)
    • Registration as a Psychologist at HPCSA (Essential)
    • 5 years’ post internship experience of Psychotherapy and Psychometrics (Essential)
    • 3 years’ experience in crisis interventions (Essential)

     KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Knowledge of peer–counsellor systems and training of Peer Helpers
    • Appropriate knowledge in psychology, crisis intervention and other therapeutic techniques
    • Experience in supervision and training of Registered Intern Psychologists

    KEY BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Ability to make professional decisions and negotiate with others
    • Good training skills
    • Good administration and reporting skills

    Closing Date: 25th, May 2022

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