UNISA is inviting applications for work as Teaching Assistants

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UNISA Computing Department is hiring and invites applications for the vacancy: Teaching Assistant – Computing.

Closing date: 26 May 2023

School of Computing is inviting applications for services as Teaching Assistant (TAs) in Computer Science Department, EUP section on an independent contract basis.

DUTIES: Teaching Assistant (TAs) will have the following duties:

Familiarise yourself online with the subject content of the course •Familiarise yourself online with the pedagogical approach followed to teach the course •Familiarise yourself online with the myUnisa learning platform

Monitor student online learning •Facilitate subject-related student online discussions •Mark (grade) student online assignments •Give feedback on student online assignments •Respond online to student queries

Provide student support online •Participate in online teaching assistant training sessions •Interact frequently online with the lead lecturer •Fulfil administrative tasks relating to Teaching Assistants •Facilitate online delivery of tutorials.

Provide students with online academic and technical support. •Manage students’ online learning experiences. •Facilitate students’ online interactions with their peers.


Ability to meet strict deadlines •Ability to work accurately •Creativity, initiative and versatility •Well-developed verbal comprehension

Good judgement •Analytical thinking •High levels of motivation

REQUIREMENTS To be considered as a Teaching Assistant (TAs), you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Not be a Unisa Fixed Term or Permanent staff member. •Ongoing access to Internet connection at own cost.

Minimum of master’s degree (NQF 9) within UNISA College of Science Engineering and Technology •Own copies of software packages that may be required for teaching e.g., Internet browsers, Word processing etc.

Advanced computer and Internet skills training will be provided in using software packages, Internet sites or email. •Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based by email and discussion forums).

Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning. •Friendly, patient and sensitive to a diversity of students.

Please do not apply if you are currently appointed as Teaching Assistant (TAs).

Recommendation •PhD (NQF 10) with qualification/s that is/are within UNISA College of Science Engineering and Technology qualifications will be preferred.

As an Independent Contractor you will: •Not be regarded as an employee of Unisa. •Not be entitled to any benefits such as medical, office space, equipment (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 any other office related equipment. •Not be based at a Unisa campus or any location linked to the university.

To apply, you need copy of the following: (3 Months certified copies) •Comprehensive curriculum vitae. •Qualifications. •Academic transcript / record. •Identity document/passport. •SAQA verification of foreign qualification.

NB: The required documents should be submitted as a single pdf file (one attachment). NOT ZIP FILE Name your Pdf file.

The application must be email to: [email protected]

Enquiries: Mr Emanuel Mashimbye: Tel 011 471 3678

Closing date: 26 May 2023

Assumption of duty: The shortlisted candidates will have to undergo a form of assessment an online training/interviews. Completion of the prescribed training is compulsory for all candidates. Contracts will only be awarded after the successful completion of online training.

UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant. Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation.

UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.


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