Assistant Lecturer for Professional Competences at Kepler College: (Deadline 2 February 2024)
Assistant Lecturer for Professional Competences
About Kepler College
Kepler College was established in Rwanda to offer affordable, scalable, and competency-based higher education programs with the best job prospects for graduates, ensuring a job for graduates is a key driver of everything being done at the College. The key aspect of Kepler College’s pedagogy is learning by doing with a primary focus on equipping students with 21st-century transferable skills that make them stand out in the labour market. In this program, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy.
- Vision: To become a leading competency-based higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa with outstanding graduate employment outcomes that lead to economic mobility.
- Mission: To offer competency-based, accessible, employment-driven tertiary education, conduct applicable research, and offer innovative and scalable community service to support the development of Rwanda.
Motto: Educating Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s opportunities
- We work with Purpose
- We drive innovation
- We embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- We practice Transparency
- We seek Balance
Kepler College is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality, and enhance our organizational capability. We do not discriminate based on disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law
About the position
Kepler College is hiring an Assistant Lecturer for Professional Skills and other modules in the Faculty of Management. We are looking for a talented educator with strong skills in leadership, management, communications, business, education, work ethics, and related fields. The role will focus on facilitating student-centered learning and conducting project-based assessment.
The Assistant Lecturer will also conduct related activities to support students and Kepler as an organization in constant learning and improvement, including creating, documenting, and sharing best practices. The role includes developing structured lessons, adapting curriculum to best meet student needs, analyzing and utilizing data to support diverse learners, and collaborating with colleagues to holistically develop and support all students at Kepler. In contrast to traditional lecturing positions, Assistant Lecturers at Kepler are focused on creating student learning experiences that are active and encourage students to be self-guided learners.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach professional skills and other modules in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures
- Regularly evaluate student learning through competency/project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments, and provide clear and actionable feedback to students
- Conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler’s academic and assessment policies.
- Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student progress through the curriculum
- Create or modify lesson plans as needed in the specified format provided
- Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System
- Under the direction of the faculty leadership, collaborate with the curriculum team in planning and implementing new learning content
- Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students
- Participate in various activities such as meetings, workshops and seminars as may be scheduled from time to time
- Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Dean of Faculty or Subject Manager
- Master’s degree in a field of study relevant to management, project management, human resource management, communications, or other related fields.
- Experience in helping others learn (either in a formal education setting or less formally through mentoring, management, coaching, etc.)
- Ability to support students in their various learning needs.
- Knowledge of professional or soft skills is most sought by employers in Rwanda and the East African region.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and networking skills
- Good command of English as a language of instruction
- Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- Proven ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues to productively contribute to teams
- Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and competing and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment
- Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites
- Willingness to experiment, try things out, fail fast, and learn constantly
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- At least 1 year of teaching experience at the university level, preferably in the East African Community, or demonstrated a strong ability to support the learning of others in a professional setting
- Experience in program or training curriculum development, either in academic or other professional settings, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning
- Demonstrated adaptability and commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching pedagogy
- Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvements
- Experience working in a leadership position
Reports to: Subject Manager, Professional Competencies
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Health insurance
- 18 days/year for annual leave
- Additional days of vacation during December and April break
Application Link: Click here
Deadline: Interested candidates should apply by February 2, 2024, at 4:00 PM.