Lecturer in Pharmacy

University of Botswana

Lecturer in Pharmacy

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY

VACANCY NO: IRC 1218 

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach post-graduate and undergraduate level courses in Pharmacy, preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Pharmaceutical chemistry/analysis/Medicinal Chemistry courses; (ii) supervise post graduate and undergraduate student’s projects as need may arise; (iii) participate in the academic, governance and social engagement in pharmacy or related fields; (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 Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis/Medicinal Chemistry or related field; (ii) a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis/Medicinal Chemistry or related field; (iii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy/MPharm/PharmD or related field; (iv) at least 6 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (v) 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; (vi) sustained research output: a minimum of 2 peer reviewed publications every 3 years; (vii) sustained research activity; ongoing externally supported research (e.g funded or commissioned); (viii) regular paper/poster presentations at national but also increasingly at international conferences; (ix) 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; (x) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (xi) 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); (xii) 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); (xiii) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xiv) research collaborations with other institutions or organisations; (xv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University and (xvi) 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 Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis/Medicinal Chemistry or related field; (ii) a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis/Medicinal Chemistry or related field; (iii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy/MPharm/PharmD 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 the 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.

 

Lecturer: Applicants should have: (i) a Doctorate in Pharmacy or related field; (ii) a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis/Medicinal Chemistry or related field; (iii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy/MPharm/PharmD or related field; (iv) evidence of engagement in research. Evidence of governance and social engagement in any of the above or related field, as well as teaching at the University or comparable institution will be added advantages.  

NB: Applicants with a Master’s degree in Pharmacology, Clinical pharmacy and therapeutics  or related field with a relevant Bachelor’s degree of at least a 2.1 pass//GPA of at least 3.6 or equivalent may be considered in special circumstances

Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary 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 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, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees. Complete documentation should be sent to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Botswana Private Bag UB 00712, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 5689; Fax (267) 397 4538; E-mail: tsimako@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 date. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 246, Office 304 (246/304)

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date:  Open until filled

 

 

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