Academic Programme Manager – I.T. sector.

Opportunity exists within a tertiary institution for an Academic Programme Manager who will manage and direct the IT stream within the campus.  A MASTERS degree is ESSENTIAL as well as Teaching and Learning experience in order to be considered.

Duties & Responsibilities

Academic Leadership & Management

  • Overall leadership and management of the I.T. School on campus.
  • Manage the interface with the Head of School.
  • Plan resource allocation for the academic operations of all programmes within the I.T. School on campus.
  • Review academic results of all students within the School on campus and implement an appropriate teaching and learning strategy for “At risk” students and “At risk” modules.
  • Manage academic counselling and support to students within the school on campus.
  • Report on the academic performance of the School on the campus to Vice Principal – Academic, campus Principal and Head of School, and any other relevant national staff member.
  • Drive the implementation of relevant teaching and learning initiatives within the I.T. School on campus.
  • Support the development of new programmes for accreditation.
  • Support development of academic material and assessments on programmes within the School by acting as developer, module leader, moderator or head of programme for the Central Academic Team (CAT).
  • Performance management and development of permanent academic staff within the School on campus.
  • Manage lecturer development in consultation with the Teaching and Learning specialist.
  • Ensure representation of the school on the Programme Co-ordination Committee (PCC) calls.
  • Discipline Module Support role.
  • Support the Teaching & Learning Specialist in the management of the peer review process and the internal moderation model.

Industry and Professional Management

  • Develop and maintain relationships with professional industry to support placement of students, bursaries and sponsorships and access to professional expertise.
  • Facilitation of and involvement in professional and scholarly activities e.g. Conference Papers and Higher Degree Studies.
  • Organise campus events for the School to promote professional industry relationships.

Building Partnerships

  • Represent  Institute at professional institutions, on external partner faculty boards and other relevant committees.
  • Campus Support
  • Provide specialist support to the campus senior management team for all programmes within the School.
  • Provide specialist support to the campus operations team responsible for the operation of all programmes within the School on campus.
  • Lead the recruitment, selection, and appointment of the academic team of the School within the campus.
  • Provide support to the campus marketing team with specialised knowledge of the programmes with the School.
  • Manage the Development Task.
  • Manage plagiarism offences and disciplinary procedures.
  • Involvement in, and management of, academic support and administrative duties during the campus registration period.
  • Supervision of students on Honours programmes (where applicable).
  • Manage the student tracking process.
  • Conduct Student consultations.


  • Lecture up to 100 hours per year OR 2 modules per semester (including supervision).

Desired Experience & Qualification

Master’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology

Work Experience:

Minimum Experience Requirement:

  • Minimum of 5 years Teaching and Learning experience (preferably in teaching environment). Must have an understanding of the current regulatory framework and its impact on higher education and private colleges.