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Job TitleTUTOR.3.01
Organization NameSchool of Chemistry
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TUTOR (Three-year fixed term contract) 


The School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a position as tutor on a three -year fixed term contract. The purpose of this role is to provide first year chemistry tuition to small groups of earmarked students to strengthen their foundation in chemistry. The coordination and organization of these small classes, drawn from the range of first year courses offered by the school, is also needed. The applicant should have good knowledge of first year University chemistry as well as a track record of tutoring, assessment, and administration.

Brief Description


The required qualification is at least an MSc in Chemistry.

Minimum requirements

•Chemistry teaching experience especially tutoring of small classes (typically 20 students).

•Strong background across all first-year chemistry topics.

•Expertise in development of materials for first year teaching (assessments, notes, lectures).

•Excellent organisational and general management skills

•Competency in learning management systems.


Overall responsibilities would include the teaching and coordination of small first-year chemistry groups as well as mentoring and advising first year chemistry students. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

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How To Apply

Applications: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail addresses of three referees.

To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/“Apply for a job”.

 Correspondence will be entered into with short¿listed candidates only. Short-listed applicants must be available for a personal interview and to deliver a short talk on a selected topic in chemistry.

Closing date: 16 June 2024

 The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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