Lecturer: Retail Management

Listing reference: manco_000552
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 23 May 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Others: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
EE position: Yes
Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications, has the following vacancy available: Lecturer: Retail Management
Job description


To provide Academic Leadership, Strategic insights of the sector and overall Programme Quality Management across a range of Undergraduate/Postgraduate education programmes.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed to offer their expertise in Retail Management across a range of commerce programme offering to facilitate academic content and ensure overall academic delivery of the Commerce programmes.
  • Provide students one on one academic consultation support.
  • Design both formative and summative assessments.
  • Grade assessments and provide stakeholder feedback.
  • Potentially serve as a Module Coordinator.
  • Identify students at-risk and execute pastoral care.
  • Undertake programme and quality management administrative tasks.
  • Ongoing research and analysis to identify required updates and additions to the retail management modules within the commerce programmes curriculum, with a scope of operations management.
  • Provide information to assist with the implementation and maintenance of accreditation with various quality assurance bodies and professional bodies.
  • A combination of analysis and reporting as well as hands-on application in order to ensure alignment to industry standards and academic relevance.
  • Conduct reviews and updates of retail management and management modules to ensure alignment to industry norms.
  • Ensure Modules /programmes remain relevant to both local and international industry expectations and the quality of student experience is highly rewarding.
  • Review and manage student academic performance.
  • Promote multi-stakeholder engagement towards programme advancement.
  • Advocate, promote and advance the institution’s commerce programmes offerings to the industry (specific focus on retail management).
  • Responsible for the design, development and maintenance of teaching and learning material
  • Various Academic Committee memberships
  • Verification and review of RPL applications
  • Verification and review of Credit Accumulation Transfer application

Minimum requirements


  • An appropriate doctoral-level qualification or specialist Masters level qualification


  • 5 years of academic experience
  • Demonstrate research engagement over last 3 years.
  • Be familiar with distance and online education.
  • Be familiar with using learning management systems.
  • Have a working knowledge of the South African higher education regulatory framework.
  • Must be able to work within pre-determined time frames and deadlines.
  • Must be able to speak confidently and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Must be a collegial team player.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Internet and Email)
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Specialist in Retail Management
  • Maintain professional relationships with students, academics, and support staff.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment and contribute towards Mancosa’s vision and Mission. 
  • Be a creative problem solver and a lifelong learner who is resilient and can adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Work autonomously under pressure and possibly weekends based on student’s needs.

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