Educor: Research Manager

Company Educor Durban
Reference # REF36
Published 26/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction
Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum.
Job Functions Academic,Administration,Research,Research and Development
Industries Academic,Education
Specification
JOB DISCRIPTION:

The Research Manager is responsible for building an appropriate culture of research within Educor’s teaching institutions and for promoting the research profile of Educor’s registered and accredited higher education institutions. This must be achieved through the creation of a range of research initiatives at campus level in alignment with the Academic Staff Development Framework; managing the delivery of postgraduate programmes and research supervision; and the publication of the Educor Multidisciplinary Journal. Responsible for research databases, journals and resources; as well as research applications and Academic Conditions of Service, the Research Manager will ensure all associated policies govern the development of research at Educor to enhance the quality of our products and services.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Research Manager is responsible for building an appropriate culture of research within Educor’s teaching institutions and for promoting the research profile of Educor’s registered and accredited higher education institutions. This must be achieved through the creation of a range of research initiatives at campus level in alignment with the Academic Staff Development Framework; managing the delivery of postgraduate programmes and research supervision; and the publication of the Educor Multidisciplinary Journal. Responsible for research databases, journals and resources; as well as research applications and Academic Conditions of Service, the Research Manager will ensure all associated policies govern the development of research at Educor to enhance the quality of our products and services.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

1.Research Development Initiatives in alignment with the Academic Staff Development Framework
2.Research Databases, Journals and Resourcing
3.Publication of the Educor Multidisciplinary Journal
4.Delivery of Postgraduate Programmes
5.Academic Conditions of Service and Research Applications
6.Research to inform new Product Strategy and Institutional Research
7.Leadership, Communication, Management & Governance

Requirements
REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

1.A Masters degree is a minimum requirement but PhD is preferred.
2.At least five years Academic Management experience in higher education.
3.Extensive knowledge of research practices and methodologies.
4.A proven research portfolio with experience in research supervision and research ethics at postgraduate level.
5.Experience in creating and promoting novice level research initiatives to develop action research and build a foundational research culture.
6.Technical knowledge and skills in the management of research databases and online peer reviewed journals
7.Experience in coordinating peer-reviewed journal articles for publication.
8.Knowledge of the Higher Education Regulatory framework and accreditation criteria
9.Digital skills of efficient literature searching, data management, communication and collaboration skills, and using digital tools such as, Moodle, Survey Monkey, Nvivo, EndNote, Journal Databases, Turnitin and MS Teams

COMPETENCIES OF THE JOB:

1.Effective interpersonal and management skills.
2.Excellent communication and organisational skills
3.The ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.
4.Ability to lead and to manage projects to agreed deadlines.
5.Proven ability to drive policy and improve quality.
6.Self-motivation and capacity for innovation.

Job Closing Date 02/11/2020

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