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LIFE SKILLS SPECIALIST: FOUNDATION-AND-INTERMEDIATE PHASE LECTURER

Contract type: Indefinite duration / “permanent” 

Location: Primarily remote 

WHO WE ARE

Two Oceans Graduate Institute (TOGI) is a private higher education institution registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. Our primary focus is to train teachers for public and private primary and secondary schools in a variety of contexts. 

ROLE SUMMARY

Lecturers are responsible for teaching and learning, research, community engagement and administrative support to the Academic Division (AD) in ensuring the attainment of its academic objectives. We are searching for a Life Skills Specialist: Foundation-and-Intermediate Phase to join our team. As a Life Skills Specialist: Foundation-and-Intermediate Phase lecturer your focus would be on:

Teaching and Learning

  • Research trends in the subject/ field/discipline 
  • Curriculum review (internal and external) to align with trends in the sector/discipline and with national and international norms and standards
  • Plan, prepare and compile course/module outlines, course/module guides and course/module material
  • Research and apply appropriate assessment methods that are phase specific
  • Research and utilise new technologies and approaches in online teaching 
  • Student and peer evaluations
  • Participate in the full cycle of Teaching Practice
  • Identify students at risk 
  • Monitor student progress 
  • Maintain and monitor student presence in an online environment 

Research

  • Conduct appropriate research in field/subject 
  • Publish research in reputable journals 
  • Apply trends in research in learning and teaching 
  • Keep abreast of trends in the profession/field/discipline 
  • Mentor emerging career academics, where applicable

Community Engagement  

  • Community engagement initiatives 
  • Integrate community engagement interventions into curriculum 
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Administration

  • Participate in committee work and administrative tasks 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A Masters degree in a related / relevant discipline
  • Lecturing experience in Foundation Phase and/or Intermediate Phase teaching 
  • At least five (5) years of teaching experience  
  • At least two (2) years of higher education teaching experience
  • Experience in online pedagogy 

ADDITIONAL 

  • At least one peer-reviewed article in a scholarly journal 
  • Professional knowledge and skill/ Higher Education experience

SKILLS

  • Excellent technology skills and experience with learning management systems
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Effective organizational skills

LOCATION

TOGI’s offices are in Cape Town, South Africa. Our lecturers operate remotely from various parts of the country with the expectation of attendance to important work-related events and staff related initiatives.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you identify with our ethos, are passionate about education and would like to join us on this exciting journey, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 28 May 2024

To apply for the Life Skills Specialist: Foundation-and-Intermediate Phase role, click here or send an email to careers@togi.ac.za with the subject matter “Application: Life Skills Specialist “.

FOUNDATION PHASE SPECIALIST LECTURER

Contract type: Indefinite duration / “permanent” 

Location: Primarily remote

WHO WE ARE

Two Oceans Graduate Institute (TOGI) is a private higher education institution registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. Our primary focus is to train teachers for public and private primary and secondary schools in a variety of contexts. 

ROLE SUMMARY

Lecturers are responsible for teaching and learning, research, community engagement and administrative support to the Academic Division (AD) in ensuring the attainment of its academic objectives. We are searching for a Foundation Phase Specialist Lecturer to join our team. As a TOGI Foundation Phase Lecturer your focus would be on:

Teaching and Learning

  • Teach undergraduate numeracy, literacy and life skills
  • Research trends in the Foundation Phase subjects/field/discipline 
  • Curriculum review (internal and external) to align with trends in the sector/discipline and with national and international norms and standards
  • Plan, prepare and compile course/module outlines, course/module guides and course/module material
  • Research and apply appropriate assessment methods  
  • Research and utilise new technologies and approaches in online teaching 
  • Student and peer evaluations
  • Participate in the full cycle of Teaching Practice
  • Identify students at risk 
  • Monitor student progress 
  • Maintain and monitor student presence in an online environment 

Research

  • Conduct appropriate research in field/subject 
  • Publish research in reputable journals 
  • Apply trends in research in learning and teaching 
  • Keep abreast of trends in the profession/field/discipline 
  • Mentor emerging career academics, where applicable

Community Engagement  

  • Community engagement initiatives 
  • Integrate community engagement interventions into curriculum 

Administration

  • Participate in committee work and administrative tasks 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A Masters degree in a related / relevant discipline
  • Lecturing experience in Foundation Phase and/or Intermediate Phase teaching
  • At least five (5) years of teaching experience  
  • At least two (2) years of higher education teaching and research experience
  • Experience in online pedagogy 

ADDITIONAL 

  • Successful supervision of at least 5 students at Master Levels
  • At least one peer-reviewed article in a scholarly journal 

SKILLS

  • Excellent technology skills and experience with learning management systems
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Effective organizational skills

LOCATION

TOGI’s offices are in Cape Town, South Africa. Our lecturers operate remotely from various parts of the country with the expectation of attendance to important work-related events and staff related initiatives.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you identify with our ethos, are passionate about education and would like to join us on this exciting journey, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 26 May 2024

To apply for the Foundation Phase Specialist Lecturer role, click here or send an email to careers@togi.ac.za with the subject matter “Application: Foundation Phase Specialist”

ACADEMIC DEAN

Contract type: Indefinite duration / “permanent”

Location: Pinelands, Cape Town

 

WHO WE ARE

Two Oceans Graduate Institute (TOGI) is a registered private Higher Education institution accredited

by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). We specialise in offering qualifications

in initial teacher education, and we’re expanding our offerings to include postgraduate qualifications.

Our mission is to produce high-quality teachers equipped with the skills and knowledge to excel in

diverse educational contexts.

 

ROLE SUMMARY

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Academic Dean to join our team. Reporting directly to the

CEO, the Academic Dean will play a pivotal role in shaping the academic direction of the institution.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a seasoned academic leader to contribute to the

growth and success of our institute. As Academic Dean, your focus would be to:

  • Lead the academic affairs of the institution, ensuring alignment with our strategic goals and objectives
  • Oversee the development and implementation of academic plans and initiatives
  • Manage the undergraduate and postgraduate offering of the School of Education, including curriculum development, staff recruitment and student engagement initiatives
  • Drive the expansion of our postgraduate offerings in education, contributing to our commitment to academic excellence and innovation
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to staff members, fostering a culture of collaboration, academic rigor and continuous improvement
  • Ensure compliance with Higher Education regulatory framework, including quality assurance, accreditation and review processes for learning programs
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to enhance our reputation and academic standing within the Higher Education community
  • Manage the integrity and quality of the institutional academic offering
  • Proactively manage the key roles and functions within the Academic Division, such as the Heads of Departments, Research and Online Pedagogy staff, as well a fulfilling an oversight role of the entire academic division
  • Manage the institutional quality assurance and enhancement process regarding:
    • Programme design and development (Undergraduate and postgraduate)o Teaching and Learning
    • Course and module design
    • Online/distance teaching and learning pedagogies

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • A relevant doctoral degree in education or cognate equivalent
  • Extensive experience in Higher Education, with a focus on teacher education and academic leadership
  • Proven record of accomplishment in managing undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes
  • Strong understanding of management principles and practices within an academic context
  • Proven leadership experience within the education sector
  • Thorough knowledge of the Higher Education regulatory framework, quality assurance standards, and accreditation processes
  • Proven experience in directing-and-managing an academic division, from strategy
  • development to implementation, with oversight of operational matters

 

ADDITIONAL

  • Leadership experience in an online Higher Education setting
  • Financial leadership skills within Higher Education, including budget development/management and resource allocation
  • Proven experience as a fair yet firm performance manager
  • Experience in fostering research and professional activity among staff/subordinates

 

SKILLS

  • Excellent technology skills and experience with learning management systems or education technology
  • Effective organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Leadership, conflict management and performance management skills

 

LOCATION

TOGI’s offices are in Cape Town, South Africa. This role is office-based, with our lecturers operating

remotely from various parts of the country.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you identify with our ethos, are passionate about education and would like to join us on this

exciting journey, we would love to hear from you. Please include the following in your application:

  • Motivational letter
  • Notice period
  • Current salary as a gross monthly amount- Expected salary as a gross monthly amount

 

Closing date: 21 June 2024

 

To apply for the Academic Dean role, click here or send an email to careers@togi.ac.za with the

subject matter “Application: Academic Dean”

 

Two Oceans Graduate Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from

individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for

interviews.