Job Vacancy Chair of Department: College of Accounting Sciences at UNISA

UNISA Vacancies

UNISA, a publicly funded Institution in South Africa dedicated to distance education, is inviting applications for a position in the College of Accounting Sciences. We are seeking a successful candidate for a substantive position, either as an Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, who will also fulfill the role of Chair of the Department of Auditing.

Requirements for the Chair of Department Position

  • Applicable qualification in the field of Accounting Sciences at NQF level 9 (Masters’ degree)
  • Registered for a Doctoral degree
  • Registration with any recognized accounting professional bodies (including auditing, management accounting, and taxation)
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience in higher education and academia, or relevant industry-based/commercial experience with at least two (2) years of management experience in an academic leadership role
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, contract management principles and practices, basic budgeting principles and practices, project management principles and practices, applicable software systems, digital production equipment, eLearning principles and practices, and the requirements and practices of the accounting profession
  • Knowledge of current and emerging educational technology

Duties of the Chair of Department (UNISA Vacancies)

  • Establishing the vision and goals, and overseeing the work plans for the department’s eLearning program in collaboration with the School Director and college management
  • Supporting the development of strategic offerings/initiatives and ensuring compliance with accessibility regulations
  • Planning, implementing, and managing the online course development process, including department training, instructional design, and quality course design reviews
  • Overseeing the implementation of department professional development programs related to online teaching and other academic initiatives
  • Implementing the objectives of the college’s operational plan and transformation objectives
  • Developing and implementing plans to address accessibility in online instruction, including compliance with regulations and support in designing accessible course materials
  • Supervising academic, professional, technical/support staff, and casual/student workers
  • Ensuring efficient management and administration of the department, including proper utilization of staff, discipline, sound labor relations, and care for UNISA property
  • Researching, developing, and facilitating quality training opportunities for the use of technology in instruction
  • Researching and implementing new instructional strategies and emerging technologies
  • Planning, managing budgets, and evaluating projects and productions for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). While integrating activities with the department’s online and operational functions

Application Process UNISA Vacancies 2024

Applicants must submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, proof of qualifications, academic transcripts/records, and a teaching statement for academic positions. UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without further consent from the applicant. Shortlisted candidates who applied the UNISA Vacancies will be required to make a 10-minute presentation on a provided topic.

Please email all applications to before 16h00 on the closing date, 09 August 2023.


UNISA Vacancies 2024 applications is welcome from Persons with Disabilities. UNISA will make appointments in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Please accept that your application was not successful if you have not been contacted.

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