Postgraduate Research Supervisor : Durban

Core purpose:

Review and assess research proposals, supervise Postgraduate students undertaking the research report (Honours) or dissertation (Masters) and upon completion, submit an assessment report.

Core functions include:

  • Assist students in refining the research topic to ensure feasibility of the study
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with students and Research Coordinators
  • Provide guidance to students on all aspects of research including ethical considerations and plagiarism
  • Provide advice on the planning and structure of the research report or dissertation in alignment with MANCOSA guidelines
  • Maintain regular supervisory contact through scheduled meetings, telephonic consults or emails
  • Request regular written work and return submitted work timeously
  • Participate in supervisor induction and training programmes
  • Assess the completed research report or dissertation prior to submission to the Postgraduate Research Department
  • Assist students with implementing changes resulting from the internal review of work submitted

Honours Supervision

Qualification/s:

A relevant Master’s degree (minimum requirement)

Experience and skills:

  • Basic supervision experience (Masters supervision or successful Honours research supervision)
  • Minimum of 65% on the dissertation and research course work (waived for PhD holders)
  • At least 3 years’ work experience
  • Academic writing record (i.e. articles, preferably)

Masters Supervision

Qualification/s:

A relevant Master’s degree (minimum requirement)

Experience and skills:

  • Intermediate supervision experience (Doctorate or successful Masters research supervision)
  • Minimum of 65% on the dissertation and research course work (waived for PhD holders)
  • At least 5 years’ work experience
  • Understanding of academic research publishing
  • Academic writing record (i.e. articles, preferably)

Skills and competencies:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Internet and Email)
  • Ability to assess documents using track changes
  • Record keeping and database management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Decision-making
  • Deadline Driven
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record and the ability to prioritize
  • Leadership and critical thinking
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Stress management
  • Research skills
  • Soft skills (i.e. empathy, flexibility, sensitivity, integrity)
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality

Additional requirements:

  • Honours Supervision positions available for the following programmes: Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
  • Masters Supervision positions available for the following programmes: Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Commerce
  • Must be regularly accessible to students and the Postgraduate Research Department

To apply:

Click here to complete the Supervisor Application process at MANCOSA by no later than 14th August 2020. 

For further information, please contact diana.dalais@mancosa.co.za.

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