UNISA is recruiting Teaching Assistants – APPLY NOW

UNISA is recruiting Teaching Assistants

As an Independent Contractor you will:

  • Not be regarded as an employee
    • Not be based at a Unisa campus or any location linked to the UniversityNot be entitled to any benefits such as medical, office space, equipment, leave (including sick leave), etc in terms of the UNISA’s conditions of service.
      • Provide your own infrastructure i.e. your own computer, your own internet access and any other office-related equipment.
    • Work on your own time in completing teaching tasks online for a minimum of 20 hours a week (e.g. marking of assignments, interacting with students on discussion forums, sending emails, etc). These hours should be spread over most days of the week.


Teaching Assistants will have the following duties:

  • Familiarise yourself online with the subject content of the course. Review and give feedback regarding the online study content and all assessments at the start and during the semester
  • Familiarise yourself with the pedagogical approach followed to teach the online course, including by attending required online training provided by Unisa
  • Familiarise yourself online with the myModules (myUnisa) learning platform, including by attending required online training provided by Unisa
  • Actively engage and contribute on the TA support site, by performing tasks allocated by lecturers and by assisting fellow TAs who are struggling
  • Actively mentor one or more new TAs to ensure they meet performance standards. Contribute with new ideas and draft content or assessment questions at the request of lecturers

Support and guide student online learning for 250 assigned students

  • Facilitate subject-related student online discussions, per instructions of lecturers
  • Participate in online marking guideline meetings on Teams for approximately eight assessments and a portfoli
  • Mark (grade) approximately eight student online assignments and a portfolio
  • Provide personalised feedback on approximately eight student online assignments and a portfolio

To be considered as an independent contractor Teaching Assistant, applicants must:

  • Meet the College specific minimum appointment criteria
  • Have ongoing access to an internet connected computer


  • Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, spread over most days of the week
  • Have ongoing access to the internet at own cost


  • Contribute to the preparation of online generic pre-guidance and post-feedback regarding approximately eight online student assessments

To apply, submit:

  1. The completed application form
  • A letter (maximum one page) motivating why you should be considered
  • A comprehensive CV, including descriptions of:

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Teaching Assistants and E-Tutors currently contracted should not apply.

Monthly remuneration: R15 585.60 for a maximum of five months per semester – conditional on activation of TA role, not on contract date

Enquiries: Mr MM Maelane Tel: (012) 429 6336

Applications should be emailed to TA.CEMSETUTORS@unisa.ac.za

UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.

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