Lecturer in Communications Science

University of Botswana

Lecturer in Communications Science

CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATION AND STUDY SKILLS UNIT

VACANCY NO: CAD/CSSU 01/2024

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to (i) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Communication and Academic Literary courses to undergraduate students in any of the following: Humanities, Business, Science, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences and Social Sciences; (ii) Conduct research in relevant areas and take an active part in the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students’ research projects; (iii) serve on committees within the University and external professional organisations; (iv) carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Applicants should have: (i) a PhD in Communication and Academic Literary courses to undergraduate students in any of the following: Humanities, Business, Science, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences and Social Sciences;; (ii) A Master’s degree in the same fields; (iii) a Bachelor’s degree in the same fields; (iv) show evidence of engagement in research.  Evidence of governance and social engagement as well as teaching experience at a University or comparable institution, and evidence of scholarship in Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, Languages and literacy Education, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or related fields will be added advantages.  

N.B. Applicants with Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy Education, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or related fields with a Bachelor’s Degree in the same fields of at least 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6 or equivalent may be considered under special circumstances.

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 qualification 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 CV’s (including telephone, telefax and email), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Centre for Academic Development, Private Bag UB 00710, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2508/4526, Fax (267) 390 2884; E-mail: cadhr@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 stipulated closing date. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be processed.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 238, Office No. 104 or 107 (238/104 or 107).

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Open until filled

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