Sunday , February 25 2024

VUT Apply – Academic Literacy Facilitator

Website Vaal University of Technology - VUT

Job Description:

The main purpose of the position is to enhance academic literacy among students, especially first year students in mainstream and extended programmes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement discipline-specific workshops for students to address a particular academic literacy area; report on the impact of the workshops
  • Advise lecturers on developing and implementing discipline specific teaching interventions in at risk modules; monitor and report on the impact of the disciplinespecific teaching interventions in partnership with lecturers
  • Collaborate with faculties in offering advice to lecturers regarding embedded academic literacy skills in their lesson plans and study materials; report on the impact of academic literacies infused teaching in partnership with lecturers
  • Develop and implement generic academic literacy workshops to first year students from all academic programmes
  • Develop and implement a tool to identify academic literacy gaps

Job Requirements:

  • Self-driven, ability to prioritise multiple tasks and to achieve deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with strong organisational, administrative and management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience in teaching subject specific (engineering and technology and/or applied sciences) academic literacy is advantageous
  • Ability to use technology to communicate with students and staff and to facilitate learning
  • Ability to work with students and faculty members both individually and in groups
  • Ability to establish positive, professional and respectful working relationships with students and staff
  • At least one of the majors in first degree in English
  • A Master’s degree with relevant field of specialisation (e.g. Education, Applied Linguistic, Literacy and Language) (NQF level 9)
  • Experience in blended learning
  • At least 2 years’ experience in teaching Academic literacy or English literature
  • Ability to facilitate learning for students from all academic programmes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to adapt to the diverse learning needs of adult learners
  • Interpersonal, conflict management, communication (verbal and written), report writing and presentation skills

Job Details:

Company: Vaal University of Technology – VUT

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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