Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd: Senior Lecturer-Public Administration

Company Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd
Reference # SLPA_301020
Published 30/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
The Company

Milpark Education is a registered Private Higher Education Institution offering business management education that focuses on the areas of management and leadership, financial planning and insurance, and banking across South Africa and in other parts of Africa.

Milpark offers full-time, part-time and distance learning Higher Education (HE) and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications, as well as career-focused short courses. The higher education qualifications offered start at NQF level 5, extend into levels 6 and 7, and culminate in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NQF level 8. Our financial planning qualifications cover the spectrum from NQF level 4 through to NQF level 8.

Milpark Education has been rated as the Number One Private Provider of the MBA degree and was placed fifth in the overall rankings of accredited Educations in the 2012 PMR.africa national survey on accredited Educations offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.
Milpark’s Values
The Milpark culture is based on 5 core values:
•We focus on providing quality education to our students
• We focus on our excellent customer service
•We work together with integrity and respect
•We take personal accountability and responsibility
•We create value for our stakeholders through innovation and operational excellence

Job Functions Academic,Administration,Advisory,Communications,E-Learning,Lecturer,Research and Development,Teacher / Educator
Industries Academic,Education,Public Relations / Communications / Journalism / Media & Promotions
Specification
The Position
The position of Senior Lecturer role is to teach and assess students via both contact and online education modes. The Lecturer will conduct research and will be responsible for the oversight of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration. The teaching for distance education modes happens mainly using electronic media and online live technologies.

Responsibilities
Teaching

•Implement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements regarding assigned programmes and subjects
•Lecture and assess on assigned programmes in field of expertise.
•Manage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across programmes within timelines as require
•Conduct internal moderation on assigned subjects
•Sign off on all assessments on assigned subject
•Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned programmes and make recommendations to the Results Committee.
•Control and sign off marks for assigned programmes
•Assist with academic policy development for the faculty processes
•Obtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance
•Take responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark
•Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student support
•Build good relationships with internal departments and part-time academics
•Serve on relevant academic committees

Programme Oversight (if applicable)

•Develop and document admission and exemption policies for the Programme
•Develop RPL policy for a specific Programme
•Oversee implementation of admission and selection policies for the assigned programmes (ensuring all entry criteria met and approval of selection and admissions)
•Track and manage student throughput on assigned programmes, in consultation with PMs, including the oversight of “at risk” student management
•Action items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with Programme Managers
•Take responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of the assigned programmes and areas
•Ensure adequate author briefing for new subjects
•Manage all assigned programmes with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student support
•Monitor curriculum development implementation, performance and quality of assigned programmes
•Prepare documentation (submissions) for registration (SAQA) and accreditation of programmes (HEQC)
•Assist with preparation of Prospectus/Milpark Rules/similar
•Manage the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milpark’s processes and procedures

Recruitment, performance management and people development

•Recruit academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areas
•Participate in “mock” lecturing process before appointment of lecturing staff to assess capability
•Take responsibility for the quality of academic staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjects
•Manage induction and development of new academic staff
•Manage the performance of lecturing staff to ensure that part-time lecturers meet Milpark’s standards
•Take responsibility for lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirements
•Address poor performance of part-time academic staff

Research

•Conduct research and produce publications or other research outputs in line with departmental objectives
•Assist with the research of students and faculty
•Act as supervisor and/or marker for student research in field of expertise
•Recruit supervisors and markers in the field of expertise
•Give input into the services delivered by the LRC

Customer Service
•Improve and ensure student motivation
•Assist with after – hour academic representation on campus.
•Be available to meet with students in terms of an agreed schedule after hours (after hours and weekends)
•Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic information
•Manage students across horizontal and vertical articulation
•Address student academic queries and disputes
•Provide academic consulting services to students, faculty and sales & marketing department
•Participate in HEQC/DoE enquiries
•Consult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback.
•Maintain professional relationships with all Milpark management and staff.

Take accountability for own development

•Expand own expertise on continuous basis
•Attend workshops, conferences, etc. in order to stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
•Engage with the professional and academic communities

Special projects and business consulting

•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management
•Provide consulting services as and when required in field of expertise, in consultation with management.

Desired Behavioural Competencies

•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast moving and pressurized environment
•Ability to give high attention to detail
•Ability to work in a team
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Commitment to continuous professional development
•Passion for education and for students
•Good analytical skills

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our EE requirements.

Requirements
Education & Experience Requirements

•A minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Administration
•A relevant doctoral qualification is preferable
•3 years teaching experience at tertiary level
•Knowledge of different research methodologies
•Demonstrable research output
•An understanding of the challenges of higher education and an awareness of trends in the global business landscape
•Practical working experience in a public management context will be an added advantage.
•Ability to contribute to all levels of undergraduate teaching
•Proven record of innovative teaching
•Experience working with distance learning students
•Experience in setting assessments
•Experience in supervising postgraduate students

Job Closing Date 06/11/2020

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