Senior Lecturer (Health Professions Education) - #337099

University of the Free State

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Contract type: Full time
Job Title Senior Lecturer (Health Professions Education) (Job ID: 5677) Organizational Unit University of the Free State -> Faculty of Health Sciences Contract Type Permanent Occupational Level Junior Management Location Bloemfontein Campus - Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary)
Closing Date 21/4/2024 Description

This post was previously advertised as Job ID: 5628. All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop postgraduate modules in the Health Professions Programme in consultation with the Head of the division, taking into account the candidates’ field of expertise.
  • Develop and revise modules in a team context.
  • Provide study guidance to master's students (mini-dissertations and dissertations) and PhD students in the Health Professions Education Programme.
  • Provide expert input while evaluating research projects (protocols).
  • Provide academic support and development to postgraduate students.
  • Research and analyse models of teaching, learning and assessment theories and best practices in Health Sciences Education.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of the Health Professions Education Programmes on UFS Learning Management Systems (e.g., Blackboard).
  • Participate fully in the design, administration, implementation and evaluation of faculty development activities as determined in the Division Health Sciences Education.
  • Provide instructional inputs to working groups, committees and information sessions offered to academic staff.
  • Plan, manage and execute research projects.
  • Conduct research on Health Professions Education with the aim to gather information and keep abreast of developments in this field.
Inherent Job Requirements:
  • A PhD on NQF Level 10 in Health Professions Education.
  • Professionally qualified as a healthcare professional and registered with the relevant professional body in a Health Sciences discipline with a minimum of five (5) years' work experience.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster and oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Evidence of published manuscripts in accredited journals.
  • At least two years' experience in postgraduate teaching / supervision / lecturing / staff development/ research I academic support and development.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated master’s degree students.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrated potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • A proven research record of relevant publication/s in peer reviewed national and international accredited scientific journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher-education levels.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
Competencies Key Competencies Required:
  • Results oriented:
  • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
  • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
• Strategic thinking:
  • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
  • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
• Business Acumen:
  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Knowledge and ability to design, develop and train for in-person and online presentations.
  • Ability to use organisational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Proficiency in respect of the languages of teaching and learning of the University.
  • Ability to function independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to organise workload and to perform under pressure.
  • Competency to deal with the University's financial system or willingness to learn.
• Leading:
  • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
• Building coalitions:
  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
  • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration and working with close supervision.

Required Documents

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Closing date:
21 April 2024.

The salary is available on request.

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.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810 or email [email protected] or [email protected]. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848/ 9813/ 9810/ 9814/ 2979 for assistance.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at :
EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete 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.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.

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