Supervisor: School of Humanities and Social Sciences( Independent Contractor) - #180865

IIE MSA and IIE Varsity College

Date: 1 week ago
City: Pretoria, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
IIE MSA and IIE Varsity College

Direct Reporting Line:
Programme Manager

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE enjoys the reputation of being at the forefront of private higher education in South Africa and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to provide higher education qualifications accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

The IIE Varsity College, Pretoria Campus has a part-time Supervisor vacancy available for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2023 academic year:

  • Supervisor: Research Methodology for Psychology (Independent contractor)- INRP8419

  • Supervisor: Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research (Independent contractor)- RESE8419

Responsibilities include:

Supervisor is a member of the academic team who is responsible for providing support and mentorship to a postgraduate student. The supervisor thus plays an important role during the student's research journey. A supervisor will be responsible for various activities such as providing timely, constructive and frequent feedback on, among other things,

  • The quality and comprehensiveness of the content;

  • Quality of academic sources and referencing requirements;

  • Argument construction;

  • Gaps in conceptual understanding;

  • Appropriateness of data collection and data analysis methods;

  • Accuracy of data analysis;

  • Quality and comprehensiveness of findings and interpretations;

  • Ethical concerns; and

  • Threats to the validity and reliability (or trustworthiness) of the study.

In addition, the supervisor must:

  • Assist with idea generation and provide focus, direction and clarity;

  • Assist the student in developing a research proposal;

  • Assist the student with ethics clearance;

  • Provide guidance in terms of planning, organising and deadline management;

  • Sign off and submit all the documents as required and specified in the Research and Postgraduate Studies Policy (IIE007) to the postgraduate coordinator; and

  • Submit biannual progress reports, if a requirement (only applicable to Master’s and Doctoral studies).


  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent Presentation Skills

  • Assertiveness and dynamism

  • Understanding of customer service in education

  • Demonstrate an ability to manage work and self proactively

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Masters degree in the relevant field.

Minimum Work Experience Requirements:

  • Supervision experience in post graduate programs is a requirement

Please note:

  • Positions are part-time, with lectures taking place between 08:00 and 17:00

  • CVs should be a maximum of two pages

  • On your covering page, please specify your availability to lecture, as well as the subject areas in which you are qualified to lecture

  • Provide a motivational letter as well as certified copies of your transcript(s), qualifications, and ID

  • Where applicable, details of work permit must be included in your application

  • Owing to the volume of CVs received, we may not be able to personally contact all applicants. Only individuals whose qualifications and skills most closely match the position requirements will be contacted for interviews

  • Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent Residents of South Africa in possession of proof of permanent resident status

Any applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

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