Senior Research Associate

Listing reference: manco_000226
Listing status: Closed
Apply by: 21 May 2022
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
EE position: Yes
MANCOSA, a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications, has the following vacancy available. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE– DURBAN CORE PURPOSE: To facilitate the delivery of high quality research-based, full thesis doctoral programmes, and to supervise the academic research functions at the institution, which includes, but is not limited to; high quality academic research support initiatives, research publications through recognised platforms, and the production of an accredited journal.
Job description

·   Participate in the design, planning and delivery of doctoral programmes.
·   Teach on and facilitate research workshops for doctoral programmes, as per programme structure.
·   Participate in the review, regulatory and assessment processes of doctoral programmes.
·   Participate in committee structures, as deemed necessary by the Manager of doctoral programmes.
·   Advise on the recruitment, selection and allocation of supervisors to doctoral students.
·   Support the induction and training of doctoral programme supervisors.
·   Oversight of research outputs of staff and doctoral candidates.
·   Contribute to and participate in selected activities of the Research Directorate.
·   Management and accreditation of the Journal of Management and Administration (JMA).
·   Management of the Academic Publication Unit (APU) budget.
·   Manage and build pool of vendors and editors.
·   Performance Management of the APU administrator and JMA Research Associate.
·   Report writing.

Minimum requirements

·   Doctorate degree
·   Preferable: Specialisation in business, administration, management, commerce, education, or in cognate fields
·   Doctoral student supervision
·   Record of research output
·   Participation in doctoral programme delivery

·   Research in field of specialisation and expertise
·   Successful student support interventions and measures at a doctoral level
·   Effective doctoral student supervision policies, programmes and models
·   The research processes in the doctoral thesis production
·   Developing rapport with doctoral students for effective facilitation
·   Communication skills
·   Conflict resolution skills
·   Research Acumen
·   Initiative taking 
·   Computer-based data analysis skills
·   Able to attend weekend workshops to provide support to DBA candidates.
·   Able to travel on a regular basis to MANCOSA learning Centres.