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Teaching and Learning Specialist (Senior Lecturer Level)
The Faculty of Arts in the University of the Western Cape has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and in research into matters of pressing concern for South Africa. It has well-established strengths in Language, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Historical Studies, Religion and Theology, and the broader Humanities and Social Sciences. In recent years, the Faculty has established a Centre for Humanities Research and Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research as dedicated bases for research development in the Faculty of Arts and cognate faculties.
The Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Faculty of Arts will contribute to the development of Teaching and Learning within the Faculty, in conjunction with the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning, through:


  • managingcurriculum and academic literacy initiatives
  • facilitating, monitoring and evaluating tutor training and graduate lecturing assistants in the Faculty
  • facilitating and disseminating innovative pedagogical practices within departments in the Faculty, including using emerging technologies in teaching and learning
  • facilitating the embeddingof disciplinary and Faculty graduate attributes in the academic programme, and monitoring how these are incorporated into Teaching and Learning activities and assessment tasks
  • initiating and implementing professional staff development in the area of Teaching and Learning through consultation with academic departments and staff
  • conducting research into the barriers to learning and developing strategies to address these
  • monitoring student evaluations and ensuring follow up on recommendations for improved practice
  • promoting the scholarship of Teaching & Learning in the Faculty by publishing, as well as collaborating with academics in the Faculty to publish in the field of Teaching & Learning
  • facilitating an understanding of local, regional and international practices, and encouraging inter-institutional collaboration
  • other related duties as assigned by the Dean/Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.
·A PhD degree in an appropriate field
·Strong research and publication record
·Expertise in key areas of teaching and learning practice and theory in a higher education context contemporary scholarship on higher educational pedagogies and teaching Proficiency in Xhosa and/or Afrikaans will be an advantage.

Further information about this position can be obtained from the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning: Prof. Tamara Shefer on tel. +27 21 959 3360 or email.

Forward your covering letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae, accompanied by the names and full contact particulars (i.e. e-mail & postal addresses, telephone & cell numbers) of at least three contactable referees, together with copies of your ID and highest qualification, to: Ms Janap Baatjies, Human Resources Department, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, or via e-mail to (fax: +27 21 959 1513, tel: +27 21 959 3551).

Applications close on 15 July 2013

In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, applications from designated groups will be given priority consideration. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment at a lower level.