TEACHING ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES (TAU) FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME: PROJECT MANAGER

The Teaching advancement at Universities (TAU) Fellowships Programme invites applications for the part-time post of Project Manager, from the start of 2020.

During 2020 the appointee will shadow the current Project Manager on a 5% – 10% of full workload basis; and from 2021-2023 will assume the position on an (average) 33% of full workload basis. The position is suited to a senior academic retiree with considerable Higher Education experience, and with a strong interest in teaching and learning. Applicants should have some familiarity with both financial and human resource systems at a Higher Education institution, and with faculty core business of research and teaching and learning. Skills required will include the ability to work independently in ‘driving’ and managing a comprehensive programme involving a team of senior academics, to be cognisant of both the bigger picture and the full detail of the programme, to manage own time appropriately, on occasion working under considerable pressure, and strong report-writing skills. Experience in relevant project management would be an advantage.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
• Developing annual time-lines for the TAU programme
• Scheduling and attending meetings, developing agendas and writing minutes;
• Liaising with members of the TAU team, and with TAU Fellows and TAU participants;
• Drafting communications with HEIs and with DHET, and preparing reports;
• Setting up broad arrangements for TAU 3, developing range of programme documentation and organising selection of participants

Remuneration will be comparable with the salary levels of academic appointments at Associate / Full Professor level – for the initial year (2020) on a 5%-10% basis, for the subsequent three years (2021-2023) on a 33 % basis. While the TAU programme is based at the University of Johannesburg, the appointee does not have to be resident in Johannesburg, as much work will be done on-line.

For further information about the TAU programme see the attached information sheet, and the TAU website: http://heltasa.org.za/tau/

Those interested in applying for this position are asked to send a letter of motivation and a full CV to Ms Naidoo, convenor of the programme, at knaidoo@uj.ac.za, plus the names and contact details of three referees.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Ms Kibbie Naidoo on 011 559 3397 or from Prof Elizabeth de Kadt on 082 4663346 / edekadt@uj.ac.za.

Close of applications: 30th November 2019