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Lecturer - Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation

Remuneration:negotiable 
Location:Cape Town, Observatory
Type:Permanent
Company:Afda


Job description

Job position: Lecturer: Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation

Reporting to: Head of Afda’s School of Business Innovation and Technology (BIT)

Employment Type

Fixed Term

Salary

Based on experience

Location

Afda CTN [18 Lower Scott Road, Observatory 7925]

Industry

Private Higher Education

Start date

February 2020

Reporting to

Head of BIT

Background

Afda ‘The School of the Creative Economy’ is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering higher certificates, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Motion Picture Medium, Live Performance, Business Innovation and Technology for the Creative Economies. Afda is a full member of CILECT, The International Association of Film and Television Schools. The Afda values are passion, self-discipline, integrity, reliability and humility.

Overview

An exciting opportunity for a committed and dedicated professional to form part of our newly accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation program in 2020. This individual will work in both the newly launched PG DIP and already established BCom in Business and Innovation program in the Afda BIT school. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace Afda’s unique pedagogy which is the basis of the applied and integrated work-simulated learning environment at Afda. 

Key Functions


The role can be summarised as follows:
  • Devising termly timetables, course guides, lectures and associated assessment instruments in conjunction with their Afda counterparts on other campuses implementing and reviewing the above with the purpose of improvement
  • Responsible for teaching core modules
  • Will be required to identify suitable experts for specialised teaching topics booking, briefing, managing and reviewing part-time lecturing ad-hoc staff
  • Managing the day-to-day implementation of the programme, including facilities and equipment management
  • Preparing budgets and overseeing the acquisition of materials and equipment required for the implementation of the programme
  • Adhering to the requirements of management structures that ensure the delivery and quality of the programme
  • Will be required to contribute to the Postgraduate Diploma (75%) and the BCom Programme (25%)
Key Competencies
  • Willingness to adapt to Afda's curriculum, syllabus, schematics and methodologies and pedagogy
  • Adhere to and embody Afda values
  • Capacity to teach
  • Ability to research independently and showcase research outputs
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other teaching staff
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to manage inventory of facilities and equipment
  • Is culturally aware and sensitive
Selection criteria
  • Master’s or professional master’s degree or MBA in Innovation/Entrepreneurship or other appropriate qualifications
  • Proven experience in areas of Innovation/Entrepreneurship
  • Beneficial to have one year of established experience in lecturing or tutoring at tertiary level
  • Experience in the development of course material or other formatted documentation
  • Evidence of a desire to teach and support of social entrepreneurship
  • Own transport
Application procedure

Closing date: 31 January 2020

Applications must be submitted by email to Stephen Drake [[SteveD@afda.co.za]] by the closing date. Applicants wishing to apply for this position are required to submit:
  1. A letter of application and motivation, concisely detailing his/her suitability for the position.
  2. A comprehensive and up to date curriculum vitae.
All applications will be treated as highly confidential. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within two weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.

Requirements

  • Willingness to adapt to Afda's curriculum, syllabus, schematics and methodologies and pedagogy
  • Adhere to and embody Afda values
  • Capacity to teach
  • Ability to research independently and showcase research outputs
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other teaching staff
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to manage inventory of facilities and equipment
  • Is culturally aware and sensitive


Posted on 13 Dec 10:01

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