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Lecturer/Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator Job Vacancies at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein 2018

University of the Free State hiring for Lecturer/Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator placed in Bloemfontein. This job vacancies is open from 4 Mei 2018 to the end of this month. Here is more information about the requirements, qualifications and job descriptions associated with Lecturer/Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator job opening 2017.

University of the Free State Recruitment 2017

Lecturer/Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator - Bloemfontein

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Unit for Language Development

Lecturer/Researcher: Academic Literacy Coordinator

Job ID: 2346

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach a specific academic literacy module.
  • Mark written class activities, assignments and tests.
  • Provide feedback to students.
  • Design learning and teaching materials for use by facilitators.
  • Use Blackboard for communication with students and facilitators.
  • Set tests and memoranda based on appropriate second-language methods.
  • Administer class attendance and marks.
  • Coordinate a literacy module for a specific faculty.
  • Organise and present training when needed to assist facilitators in the module on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure quality assurance by facilitator evaluation and moderation.
  • Manage M-Reader for the Unit for Language Development.
  • Manage M-Reader of own students and different student groups in the specific faculty cohort.
  • Conduct research into academic literacy needs for a specific cohort.
  • Conduct ongoing research with regard to second language acquisition and academic literacy.
  • Present workshops for students and consultation sessions in the writing centre.
  • Present training workshops for facilitators.

Inherent requirements:

  • Masters’ degree.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • A good academic record.
  • Two (2) years' teaching experience in the field of academic literacy in the higher education sector.

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Excellent written and oral proficiency in the official administrative language of the institution.
  • Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Blackboard.
  • Time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to function independently and to work effectively in a team.
  • Organisational skills.


  • Willing to enrol for a relevant doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not already attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Experience in teaching academic literacy in the higher education sector.
  • Experience in curriculum design.
  • Experience in desktop research.
  • Experience in presenting Academic Literacy training.

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.

Closing date:

18 May 2018


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/9161/9339.

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


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.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a copy of your identity document (ID).

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.

Apply online:

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.

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