Unisa is recruiting for various Online Tutors (E-Tutors)

Job Highlights

The Unisa College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is recruiting for various Online Tutors (E-Tutor) job vacancies.

  • Gross Remuneration: R 9711.00 per month
  • Closing Date: 22 July 2024
  • General Enquiries: Mr. M Sultan Beg: Tel: (011) 670 9782

Unisa is the publicly funded institution in South Africa dedicated to open and distance education.

In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, open and distance learning tertiary institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programmes, the University is inviting applications for services as Online Tutors (E-tutors) on an independent contract basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

E-Tutors will have the following duties:

  • Provide students with online academic and technical support
  • Facilitate online delivery of tutorials
  • Manage students’ online learning experiences
  • Facilitate students’ online interactions with their peers


To be considered as an E-tutor, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Not be a Unisa Fixed Term or Permanent staff member.
  • Ongoing access to Internet connection at your own cost.
  • Minimum of Masters’ degree but preferably a PhD in the appropriate discipline
  • Own copies of software packages that may be required for teaching e.g., Internet browsers, word processing etc.

Skills Required

  • Advanced computer and Internet skills i.e., no training will be provided in using software packages,
    Internet sites or email.
  • Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English (student communication will mostly be text based via myUnisa and discussion forums).
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and a passion for student-centered learning.
  • Friendly, patient and sensitive to a diversity of students.

Conditions of Employment

As an Independent Contractor you will:

  • Not be regarded as an employee of Unisa.
  • Not be entitled to any benefits such as medical aid, office space, equipment, leave (including sick leave), in terms of the UNISA conditions of service.
  • Be expected to provide your own infrastructure i.e., your own computer, your own Internet access,
    workspace and any other office-related equipment.
  • Work in your own time in completing online teaching tasks to a total of 75hrs per semester excluding marking.)

How to Apply

Only applicants with the relevant qualification or higher qualification will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional academic performance or specific expertise in the module applied for.

If you are already appointed for the E-Tutor position, please do not apply again. To apply, you need to do the following: FIRST DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB ADVERT HERE. Then proceed as follows:

1) Complete the form by clicking on this link:
2) Scan certified copies of the following documents and forward to the email address mentioned

  • certified copy (within the previous three months) of highest educational qualification.
  • certified copy (within the previous three months) of academic transcript.
  • certified copy (within the previous three months) of your identity document/passport.
  • certified copy (within the previous three months) of your valid permit (foreign applicants).
  • certified copy (within the previous three months) of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable)

3) Comprehensive curriculum vitae.

Supporting documents should be emailed to [email protected] .UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant.

Late, incomplete, and incorrect applications will not be considered.

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