Unisa Online Jobs

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLINE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

ONLINE TUTORS (E-TUTORS)

Ref. Et/IndeContr/AllColl/Sept 2012

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 duties:

1. Facilitate online delivery of tutorial material

2. Manage students’ learning experiences online

3. Facilitate students’ interactions with their peers online

4. Provide students with academic and technical support online

REQUIREMENTS

E-Tutors must meet the following requirements:

· Ongoing access to an internet connected computer at own cost

· Minimum of an Honours Bachelor’s degree in the subject that you would like to tutor (in some disciplines a Bachelor’s degree will be acceptable)

· Own copies of software packages that may be required for teaching e.g. Internet browsers, Word processing

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

· Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning

· Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based writing by email, forums or assignment feedback documents)

· Friendly, patient and sensitive to a diversity of students

RECOMMENDATION

· Former Unisa student – owing to operational knowledge of the myUnisa platform

· Teaching experience

As an Independent Contractor you will:

· Not be regarded as an employee

· Not be entitled to any benefits such as medical, office space, equipment, leave (including sick leave), etc in terms of the 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, sending emails, etc).

Please clarify in your CV the nature of your computer and internet connection; the nature of the software packages installed on your computer; the nature of your computer skills and knowledge of software packages; the nature of your knowledge of myUnisa; and the nature of your teaching experience.

E-tutoring positions are available in the Colleges listed below. Please note College specific requirements are as follows:

College of Law

Requirements:

ü LLB qualification (LAW) and/or equivalent criminal justice qualification (JUSTICE)

ü B.A. with a major in Criminology or a B.Tech in Policing, Corrections, Security Risk Management and Forensic Investigation

ü LLM-degree and Honours Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Penology or Police Science will be an added advantage

ü Practical experience, such as experience as a prosecutor, police official, correctional services official, probation officer, social worker or further qualifications, such as that of candidate attorney or admitted attorney will be beneficial

Enquiries: Mr. WA Tupper – 012 484 1039 e-tut-law

College of Human Sciences

Requirements:

ü The minimum requirement is an Honours Bachelor’s degree relevant to the discipline that will be tutored

Enquiries: Ms LM Maile – 012 481 2778 e-tut-chs

College of Economic and Management Sciences

Requirements:

ü The minimum requirement is an Honours Bachelor’s degree relevant to the discipline that will be tutored

ü A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement for the following disciplines: Business ethics, Ethics, Philosophy, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Decision Science (with a major in Mathematics and first year in Financial Mathematics)

ü Advanced computer literacy

ü Recommendation: teaching experience of at least three years

Enquiries: Ms MV Rakgase – 012 481 2872 e-tut-cems

College of Education

Requirements:

ü The minimum requirement is a BEd Hons degree or an Honours Bachelor’s degree plus a professional teaching diploma

ü Advanced computer literacy

ü At least three years teaching experience

Enquiries: Mr. JV Sithole – 012 481 2790 e-tut-edu

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Requirements:

ü The minimum requirement is an Honours Bachelor’s degree relevant to the discipline that will be tutored

ü Advanced computer literacy

ü At least three years as a practitioner

Enquiries: Ms S Mamadisa – 012 481 2721 e-tut-caes

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Requirements:

ü The minimum requirement is an Honours Bachelor’s degree relevant to the discipline that will be tutored

ü Advanced computer literacy

ü At least three years as a practitioner in a professional field using computer technology

Enquiries: Ms M Nkwane – 012 484 1060 e-tut-cset

The course codes for modules requiring independent contractors (e-tutors) and Unisa Regional Centres are listed at the website: http://www.unisa.ac.za/contents/courses/docs/ETutorModules_2013.pdf

To be considered as an independent contractor (E-Tutor), complete the online application form Motivate why you think you should be considered, and submit the following documents below:

1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae

2. Certified copy (within the previous six months) of highest educational qualification

3. Certified copy (within the previous six months) of academic transcript

4. Certified copy (within the previous six months) of your identity document/passport

5. Certified copy (within the previous six months) of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications.

Applicants whose certification on documents is not within the period of six months on applying will not be considered.

UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant. Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Remuneration: R5625 per month

Closing Date: 30 September 2012

Assumption of duty: Online training will start from November 2012. Contracts will be effective from 1 February 2013 and first payment will be from 28 February until 31 May 2013 (first semester) and 30 June 2013 until 30 September 2013 (second semester).

To apply on our online portal, please logon to . You will be required to register and create an account on our recruitment site before you can apply for the job.

UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to short- listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.

TIPS FOR LOADING YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION:

· Once you have registered on the iRecruitment website (entered your e-mail, last name and password), you can always come back to update your details under My Account tab – after you login using your e-mail and password.

· After registering online, the system will direct you to create an online resume. If for any reason there are any interruptions, the online resume will not be created. Login again using your e-mail and password and update your details in the My Account tab. You can upload your complete resume with references in the Documents region.

· Do NOT use the back button on the browser; use the back button on the application if required.

· Please ensure the documents that you are uploading have only one of the following file extensions: .doc, .xls, .pdf and that each document is less than 1 MB in size for successful upload.

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