Lecturer in Environmental Science
University of Botswana
Botswana

Lecturer in Environmental Science

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

VACANCY NO: IRC 1217

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach post-graduate and undergraduate level courses in range ecology; (ii) supervise post graduate and undergraduate student’s projects as need may arise; (iii) participate in the academic, governance and social engagement in range ecology or related field; (iv) and perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements

Associate Professor: Applicants should possess: (i) a PhD in Rangeland Ecology/Rangeland Science or related field, with strong application of Remote Sensing; (ii) a Master’s degree in Rangeland Ecology/Rangeland Science or related field (iii) have at least 6 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) a minimum of 12 pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers. 8 of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining 4 publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by recognized publishers. An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 2 peer reviewed publications every 3 years; (vi) sustained research activity; ongoing externally supported research (e.g funded or commissioned); (vii) regular paper/poster presentations at national but also increasingly at international conferences; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least one-third of the required journal publications. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (ix) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (x) recognizable research impact, including but not limited to citations, the h-index, patents, policy applications, peer reviews, publications that are prescribed texts in other institutions etc. (required in at least 2 of the these); (xi) recognized as being of national but increasingly international research standing (e.g. peer reviewing of new research proposals; reference in research committees; editor/guest editor/reviewer of refereed/accredited national and international publishers; editorial board member of an international publisher in a relevant field; invitations as keynote speaker at national and international conferences (required in at least 2 of the these); (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xiii) research collaborations with other institutions or organisations; (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University and (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses nationally and/or internationally. The following will be added advantage: research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate.

The curriculum vitae should contain a detailed list of published works, clearly specifying titles of publications, ISBN numbers (for books, book chapters and conference proceedings), dates of publications, names of publishers, name/s of co-authors if any and number of pages. The works should be categorized into books, book chapters, refereed journals, non-refereed works, consultancies and practical media projects.

Senior Lecturer: Applicants should have: (i) a Doctorate in Rangeland Ecology/Rangeland Science or related field, with strong application of Remote Sensing; (ii) a Master’s degree in Rangeland Ecology/Rangeland Science or related field; (iii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Rangeland Ecology/Rangeland Science or related field; (iv) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (v) an  excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 pieces of research products published by recognised publishers, 4 of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing databases. The remaining 2 publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings etc published by recognized publishers. An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher; (vi) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (vii) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (viii) lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (ix) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (x) some research impact, including but not limited to citations, the h-index, patents, policy applications, peer reviews, publications that are prescribed texts in other institutions etc. (required in at least 1 of these); (xi) recognised as being of at least national research standing (e.g. reviewer for refereed/accredited national and regional publishers; Editorial board member of at least a national publisher in a relevant field; invitation as key note speaker at national and/or international conferences (required in at least 1 of these) and (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement.  The following will be added advantages: (i) sustained research activity: on-going internally and/or externally supported research; (ii) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate; (iii) examiner/ moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects nationally and (iv) effective and experience in running a programme/course, etc.

The curriculum vitae should contain a detailed list of published works, clearly specifying titles of publications, ISBN numbers (for books, book chapters and conference proceedings), dates of publications, names of publishers, name/s of co-authors if any and number of pages. The works should be categorized into books, book chapters, refereed journals, non-refereed works, consultancies and practical media projects.

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on the University, please visit our website; www.ub.bw

Applicants are to address the stated qualifications in their application letters and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, and names and addresses of three referees. Complete documentation should be sent to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2454; Fax (267) 318 5097; E-mail:  fosvacancies@ub.ac.bw

Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.  Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be considered.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 135 at Block 233 (233/135). 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

 

Closing Date: Open until filled


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