Mathematics Educator x2 at Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA)

  • Contract Intermediate position

  • Carnarvon, Northern Cape, Western Cape

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2178783 | Ref 2759

  • Posted 12 Jan 2018

About the Position

SKA SA requires two (2) Mathematics Educators to join our Carnarvon based team on a three (3) years contract basis. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching Mathematics to Grade 10 to 12 learners at Carnarvon High School.

Minimum education requirement:

  • BSc and PGCE qualification or equivalent teaching qualification

Minimum work experience required:

  • 4 years' experience teaching Mathematics at high school level

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal qualities:

  • Fluent in Afrikaans
  • Comprehensive understanding and appreciation of mathematics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching and working with learners
  • Works well within a team
  • Patience
  • Knowledge of CAPS curriculum

Duties include:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering mathematics lessons to Grade 10 and 12 learners at Carnarvon High School, according to guidelines provided by the National Curriculum Framework
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities
  • Assigning work, and correcting and marking work carried out by learners
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of learners
  • Analysing student data to inform interventions
  • Working with other educators to structure targeted academic interventions and plans for learners
  • Attending all staff meetings, grade meetings, curriculum meetings and school events as required
  • Promoting the general progress and well-being of learners
  • Communicating with parents, learners and other staff
  • Coordinating learner participation in extra curriculum STEM activities, including Science Expos, Maths Olympiads and Competitions
  • Organising the annual Carnarvon High School STEM Careers Expo

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • motivate learners
  • deliver exciting and informative lessons
  • assess learners with mathematics related projects
  • assess learner performance, and implement of remedial actions, as required
  • incorporate ICT into daily teaching
  • prepare for relevant fairs and exams, tests and other forms of assessments
  • teach Mathematics to high school learners
  • keep records and write reports
  • produce learners who excel at Mathematics
  • communicate with learner in fluent Afrikaans

About The Employer

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) is a project of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SKA SA is responsible for coordinating Africa's involvement in the design and construction of the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the design and construction of the Karoo Array Radio Telescope (MeerKAT) and the African VLBI Network (AVN), as well as the development of skills required to design, build and operate these instruments.

As a business unit of the NRF, SKA SA is committed to employment equity and redress

Type of employment: Contract

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