Seeking Passionate Science Educator: Long-Term Contract Available in Carnarvon, Northern Cape. Apply Today
Contract type: Long-Term Contract
Period of Contract: 3 years
Job Level: Junior
Work Location: Carnarvon, Northern Cape
Closing Date: 31 May 2023
The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programmes to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africas activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT telescope in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialization endeavours.
SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Science Educator to join our Carnarvon-based team on a three (3) year contract. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching Natural (Grade 8 – 9) and Physical Science ( Grade 10 – 12) learners and implementation of STEM activities to relevant learners.
- Planning preparing and teaching Natural (grade 8 – 9) and Physical science (grade 10 – 12) lessons to learners. Working with other educators to structure targeted academic interventions and plans for learners.
- Managing the science laboratory at the school and ensuring it is adequately resourced at all times.
- Ensuring learner participation in extracurricular STEM activities, including Science Expos, Olympiads and Competitions.
- Organising the annual Carnarvon High School STEM careers expo
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education with specialization in Physical Science or an equivalent qualification
- 2 – 3 years of proven experience teaching Natural and Physical Science at high school level
- Supervising learners with science-related projects
- Learner participation in relevant Olympiads and competitions
- Excellent working experience in classroom teaching and management
- STEM Careers path
- Working knowledge of CAPS Curriculum, and teaching CAPS Natural and Physical Sciences curriculum.
- Comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of Physical and Natural Sciences.
- A thorough understanding of best practices in teaching.
- Incorporate ICT in teaching
- Develop lesson plans and deliver exciting and informative lessons
- Motivate learners in the classroom
- Assess learner performance, and implement remedial actions, as required
- Assist learners with science-related projects
- Conduct exam preparations especially for Grade 12 learners
- Conduct Physics and Chemistry experiments
- Display good record-keeping and reporting skills
- Conduct lessons in fluent Afrikaans
The website www.nrf.ac.za provides more details on the NRF initiatives and activities.
Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging in to https://ess.nrf.ac.za/Account/Recruitment and applying online. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. The names and contact details of at least three referees should be provided.
Closing Date: 31 May 2023
The NRF offers a challenging career and competitive remuneration package which is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The NRF is committed to employment equity and redress and the appointment to the position will be made in line with the NRF Employment Equity Plan.
The NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Correspondence will be sent to short-listed candidates only