Teaching Faculty Associate

Academic Team · Johannesburg, Gauteng
Department Academic Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Instill’s mission is to transform teaching, learning and leadership in every classroom on the African continent. We believe that the greatest levers for change in the education system are teachers and school leaders. We have recently been accredited as a higher education institution in South Africa, and seek to build a team that will change the face of teacher education across the continent. We’re looking for a Teaching Faculty Associate to join our small and growing team to ensure the success of our first cohorts of student-teachers.


What makes you a great candidate?  

You are ambitious, hungry to learn and have a deep passion for education. You want to work in a fast-paced business environment and grow with a young organisation that seeks to change the face of education across the African continent. You want to learn how a start-up works by getting your hands dirty, and getting involved in every aspect of the business. You are excited by the challenge of immersing yourself in new contexts and tackling complex problems. You are not afraid of failure and are driven to improve through robust, data-driven decision making and feedback. When evaluating your candidacy, we will look for the following:


  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
  • You have the ambition to grow with the business and move into leadership positions
  • You are an exceptional critical thinker with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • You have a demonstrated passion for educational development, closing educational equity gaps, and are strongly aligned with our vision, mission and values


What does the role entail?

As a Teaching Faculty Associate, you will be working under Instill’s Academic Dean in Johannesburg to support the delivery of content on the Foundation Phase teacher training programme. The Teaching Faculty Associate’s role includes the setting and grading of assessments. 


  • Sets formative and summative assessments
  • Grade assessments, synthesise performance data, track cohort progress, and identify gaps in student understanding
  • Conducts discussion classes and lectures
  • Provides student support by responding to queries - telephonically, via email and in-person consultations, as well as providing detailed comments on their assignments 
  • Ensures that accurate records of assessment data aligned to institutional procedures 
  • Observes and coaches teacher candidates during their practical experience and provides them with specific, actionable feedback around best teaching practice
  • Provide teacher candidates with additional classroom support and observations as needed
  • Serve as an advisor to and advocate for teacher trainees
  • Create and maintain a positive work environment and sense of community for all teacher candidates
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned
  • Support in the development and maintenance of a strong, inviting and engaging working culture at Instill Education 


Selection Criteria:

  • An Honours in Education qualification (Masters degree will be an added advantage) in a Foundation Phase related specialisation (i.e. Literacy, Numeracy or Life Skills)
  • Experience as a tutor / teaching assistant in a higher education setting 
  • You have the ability to co-facilitate teacher-trainee sessions and coach teacher trainees
  • You are highly adaptable, with strong critical thinking, planning and execution skills
  • You are an outstanding written and oral communicator
  • Commitment to excellence in the provision of service to students


Anticipated start: 1 January 2023

Location:  Johannesburg, South Africa


Do our values resonate with yours?

We measure the impact of everything we do. We believe that education equity is a central pillar of achieving social justice. We pursue excellence in everything that we do. We have the courage to make bold decisions and learn from our mistakes. We build community by being accountable for our actions, fostering collaborative environments, and acting with integrity and humility. We believe that diversity is central to our success.


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  • Location
    Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Department
    Academic Team
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced