University of the Free State Vacancies 2022 – Programme Director: (Contract appointment: 5 years, with the possibility of serving a second term) (Job ID: 4669) – (394)

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Job Title
Programme Director: (Contract appointment: 5 years, with the possibility of serving a second term) (Job ID: 4669)
Organizational Unit
University of the Free State -> Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Contract Type
Occupational Level
Junior Management
Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary)
Closing Date

This post was previously advertised as Job ID 3893.  All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

Duties and responsibilities: 


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 to the Programme and ensure academic coherence across all various modules 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.


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 in the Programme.
  • Implement applicable governance, policy and regulatory frameworks of the University.


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 Job 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).

Key Competencies Required:

•    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.


Required Documents

Please ensure all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
*Certified copies must not be older than 6 months

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • Certified copies of all academic records
  • Certified copies of relevant qualifications (please provide SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications)
  • A Certified* copy of your identity document
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable)
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable)
  • A service record of your current employer / last employer


Term of office:  Five years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term.

Assumption of duties: 
As soon as possible.

Closing date:
1 September 2022.

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.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7267 / 7705 or e-mail [email protected]

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 a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities.

Our Employment Equity Policy is available at : Equity/EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf?csf=1&web=1&e=TjtoXH

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. 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.

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