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Professor/ Associate Professor (Dept. of Education Leadership & Management) - Soweto Campus

Job description

The Department of Education Leadership and Management is one of five departments in the Faculty of Education at UJ. The Department endeavours to fulfil the vision, mission and strategic objectives of UJ with a focus on preparing students to be leading practitioners by dynamically shaping education leadership and management. The staff are committed to providing innovative and quality teaching and learning, and promoting contextually relevant leadership and management research, thinking and practice.
The department invites applications for the academic post of Professor/Associate Professor in education leadership and management. We seek an individual with excellent academic credentials in teaching and research, and who possesses attributes of adaptability and versatility in respect of the various programmes/courses, which the department offers.

Responsibilities:  

  • Involvement in curriculum development and teaching in the department’s online programmes i.e Honours, Masters, and ADE in School Leadership and Management.
  • Involvement in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in contact, blended and online modes of delivery.
  • Research supervision of Master’s and Doctoral postgraduate students in the field of education management and leadership
  • Lead national and international research projects
  • Procure funding for research
  • Involvement in core activities of the department such as academic administration, research, short-course development and marketing.
  • Involvement in community engagement and continuous professional development of leadership at school, district and senior management levels.

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TRAINING CURRICULUM ADMINISTRATOR (NGS ANALYSIS)

(18-month contract)
Computational Biology Division
Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences

The Computational Biology Division, which is in the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences and the
Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences leads the Bioinformatics activities
at the University of Cape Town. The group also leads H3ABioNet, a pan African bioinformatics network, which runs
an extensive training and outreach program. Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Africa CDC
has developed a Pathogen Genomics Initiative to enable the roll out of next generation sequencing (NGS) for
pathogen surveillance and response. Several nodes are being established across Africa under this initiative which
will need to receive training on all aspects of NGS implementation. The Training Curriculum Administrator will be
responsible for the development of a curriculum and training materials for a training program for the initiative in
collaboration with the Africa CDC and other external stakeholders. The role includes a landscaping exercise to
determine what training exists and development of the curriculum and training materials. Training will include both
face to face courses and online training. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for this 18
month, fixed term contract position of a Training Coordinator (Bioinformatics Training), for appointment as
soon as possible. A part-time appointment may be considered. There is a possibility for extension beyond the 18
month period subject to availability of funding. The position will be situated in the Computational Biology Division
at the University of Cape Town.

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Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Based in Glasgow, the University’s School of Education is the most important in Scotland, educating 47% of teachers in the country, (and ranked 4th in the UK, in this year’s Complete University Guide).
  • Candidates must already be a full Professor or Associate Professor/Reader
  • They must be a specialist in Educational Leadership with both their teaching and research focused on the subject
  • They should be currently research active with a solid track record of quality publications in educational leadership
  • A track record of grant funding for projects in Educational Leadership is essential
  • Extensive experience of the supervision of Postgraduate Research students is required
  • The appointed will already be an acknowledged expert in the field of educational leadership with a national and international reputation and the willingness to innovate and internationalise research and teaching whilst influencing policy both locally and globally

More details of the role and the organisation can be found via the following link and the document attached:

https://join-strathclyde.com/job/GSe61696-professor-of-educational-learning-and-professor-of-educational-leadership.11595

TRAINING COORDINATOR (BIOINFORMATICS, NGS)

(18-month, T1 contract; Payclass 09)
Computational Biology Division
Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences

The Computational Biology Division, which is in the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences and the Institute of
Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences leads the Bioinformatics activities at the University of
Cape Town. The group also leads H3ABioNet, a pan African bioinformatics network, which runs an extensive training and
outreach program. Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has
developed a Pathogen Genomics Initiative to enable the roll out of next generation sequencing (NGS) for pathogen
surveillance and response. Several nodes are being established across Africa under this initiative which will need to
receive training on all aspects of NGS implementation. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for the development
and implementation of a training program for the initiative in collaboration with the Africa CDC and other external
stakeholders. The role includes a landscaping exercise to determine what training exists and development of the
curriculum and training materials for delivery through both face to face courses and online training. It also includes
implementation of training (administration & logistics), monitoring of the trainees and assessment of the impact of the
training program. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for this 18 month, fixed term contract
position of a Training Coordinator (Bioinformatics Training), for appointment as soon as possible. A part-time
appointment may be considered. There is a possibility for extension beyond the 18 month period subject to availability of
funding. The position will be situated in the Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape Town.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (TRAINING SUPPORT)

(18-month contract)
Computational Biology Division
Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences

The Computational Biology Division, which is in the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences and the
Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences leads the Bioinformatics activities
at the University of Cape Town. The group also leads H3ABioNet, a pan African bioinformatics network, which runs
an extensive training and outreach program. Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Africa CDC
has developed a Pathogen Genomics Initiative to enable the roll out of next generation sequencing (NGS) for
pathogen surveillance and response. Several nodes are being established across Africa under this initiative which
will need to receive training on all aspects of NGS implementation. The Software Developer will be responsible for
supporting training, providing technical support for trainers and trainees. He/she will develop and manage
containerized workflows for courses and ensure these and datasets are set up at training venues. He/she will
develop the program’s website and GitHub repository and develop online application and assessment tools and a
tracking database. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for this 18 month, fixed term
contract position of a Software Developer (Training Support), for appointment as soon as possible. A part-
time appointment will be considered. There is a possibility for extension beyond the 18 month period subject to
availability of funding. The position will be situated in the Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape
Town.

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