Programme Director:

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Job Description

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
South Campus: Extended- and Higher Certificate Programmes
Programme Director: (Contract appointment: 5 years, with the possibility of serving a second term)
Job ID: 3853 PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY FULL-TIME PERMANENT ACADEMIC PERSONNEL FROM THE FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST. KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
Duties and responsibilities: Key Performance Area 1: Development and Management of the Academic Programme
  • Design and redesign the curriculum by involving all relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop new learning programmes in consultation with industry and other stakeholders.
  • Frequent and continues development and management of the operational plan of the Programme.
  • Provide general leadership on the South Campus and ensure academic coherence across all various modules of the programme.
  • Responsible for Financial Management (annual budgeting, financial planning, allocation of funds, and financial control), and deployment of the resources needed for maximum benefit to the delivery of the programme.
  • Motivate and lead employees in the Programme to achieve transformation within the Programme and the institution.
  • Ensure that the activities of the Programme are undertaken in accordance with the governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University.
Key Performance Area 2: Quality Management
  • Provide top-quality, research-informed facilitation of learning to ensure practise-based learning and improvement.
  • Assume responsibility for the academic quality of the programme.
  • Manage curriculation processes of the programme in consultation with the different departments in the Faculty.
  • Manage academic administration.
  • Monitor and manage quality assurance of technology and innovation activities on the South Campus.
  • Implement applicable governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University.
Key Performance Area 3: Provide Academic and Registration Advice
  • Scholarship of high quality and specialised expertise.
  • Teaching, learning, and students.
  • Conduct own research.
  • Provide academic advice in terms of academic inquiries, amendments of year books, schedules, timetables, etc.
  • Implement applicable governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University.
Inherent requirements:
  • A Master’s degree on QF level 9 in one of the EMS subject or related fields.
  • A full-time, permanent member of the academic staff of the EMS Faculty at the University of the Free State (UFS).
Required competencies:
  • Results Orientated:
o The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic Thinking:
o The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
  • Leading:
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • Building Coalitions:
o The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people. Term of office: Five years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term. Assumption of duties: 01 June 2021 or asap. Closing date: 30 May 2021. Allowance: The Programme Director allowance is payable, which is calculated according to a transparent formula approved by the relevant decision-making structures of the UFS. The value of the allowance is available on request. Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2173 or e-mail General: The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned Act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. APPLY ONLINE EMS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to

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