Professor of Biological Science

University of Botswana

Professor of Biological Science

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

VACANCY NO: IRC 1219

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

Requirements:  

Professor: Applicants should have: (i) a PhD in Organic biology or related field, with specialisation in aquatic ecology/limnology; (ii) a Master’s degree in Organic biology or related field; (iii) at least nine (9) years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) a minimum of twenty-four (24) pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers. Twelve (12) of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining twelve (12) publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by  recognized publishers; (v) 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 3 peer reviewed publications every four years; (vii) Sustained research activity: on-going externally supported research (e.g. funded/commissioned); (viii) paper/poster presentations at international conferences at least once every two years; (ix) lead and/or single author in at least one-quarter of the required journal publications. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (x) publications should be spread internationally and across journals; (xi) significant 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 3 of these); (xii) recognized by peers as being of national and international research standing (e.g. peer review 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/symposia (required in at least 3 of  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 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.

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

Applicants are to address the stated qualifications  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. Complete documentation should be sent to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2454/2969, Fax (267) 318 5099; 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.

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

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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