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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Johannesburg,ZA
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Job TitleLecturer / Senior Lecturer
LocationJohannesburg,ZA
Organization NameFoundation Studies: Literacy, Additional Language Teaching & Childhood Studies – Wits School of Education
Department Description
Brief Description
The Wits School of Education invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Language Teaching, and Childhood Studies. We seek a highly qualified individual with excellent academic credentials in teaching and research in the areas of Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Language Teaching, and Childhood Studies. The ideal candidate should possess attributes of adaptability and versatility to contribute to the School’s initial teacher education and postgraduate programs, research initiatives, and community engagement activities related to these three core areas.
The successful candidate must meet the following criteria to be appointed: 

Lecturer Level
Academic Qualifications:
PhD with a focus on one of the following key areas: 
– Foundation Phase Literacy
– Additional Language Teaching 
– Childhood Studies
Subject Matter Expertise 
• In-depth understanding of theories of Foundation Phase Literacy and Additional Language Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Childhood Studies.
• Knowledge of recent trends and developments in initial teacher education.
Curriculum Development 
• Ability to contribute to curriculum innovation and design in Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Languages and Childhood Studies. 
Teaching Capabilities
• Experience in employing various delivery modes to ensure high-quality teaching, learning practices and student experiences. 
• Proficiency in digital literacy and seamless integration of technology in teaching and research activities. 
Relevant Experience
• 5 years teaching experience in Foundation Phase and/or Early Childhood learning contexts.  
• Experience in teaching in Higher Education (advantageous).
• Mentoring/supervision of undergraduate students on Teaching Experience/Work Integrated Learning.
• Demonstrated research capability or potential.
• Capacity to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
• The ability to work in a team.
Senior Lecturer Level;
Academic Qualifications
PhD with a focus on one of the following key areas: 
– Foundation Phase Literacy
– Additional Language Teaching 
– Childhood Studies
Subject Matter Expertise 
• In-depth understanding of theories of Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Language Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Childhood Studies.
• Knowledge of recent trends and developments in initial teacher education.
Curriculum Development 
• Demonstrate ability to lead curriculum innovation, design, and implementation of courses in Foundation Phase Literacy and Childhood Studies. 
Teaching Capabilities
• Experience in employing various delivery modes to ensure high-quality teaching, learning practices and student experiences. 
• Proficiency in digital literacy and seamless integration of technology in teaching and research activities. 
Relevant Experience
• 5 years teaching experience in Foundation Phase and/or Early Childhood learning contexts.  
• 3 years’ experience in teaching in Higher Education.
• Supervision of undergraduate student placements on Teaching Experience/Work Integrated Learning.
• An established independent research profile and publication record in Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Language Teaching and/or Childhood Studies.  
• A sustained record of undergraduate and postgraduate supervision in Foundation Phase Literacy, Additional Language Teaching and/or Childhood Studies.
• Proven ability to collaborate effectively within a team. 
Enquiries ONLY: Foundation Studies: Dr Colwyn Martin, 011 717 3289 or colwyn.martin@wits.ac.za
Remuneration: Dependent on qualifications and relevant experience.
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How To Apply
To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses). 
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”
External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.
*The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities. 

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WITS Employment Equity Policy: https://www.wits.ac.za/media/wits-university/footer/about-wits/transformation-office/documents/Policy%20-%20Employment%20Equity.pdf 
Closing Date: 9th June 2024
NB: Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.  
The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. 
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.
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