Professor/Associate Professor in Law

University of Botswana Department of Law

Professor/Associate Professor in Law

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Department of Law

VACANCY NO:  FSS/L6/2020                                      

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach post-graduate and undergraduate level courses in at least two of the following courses: International Trade, Regional Integration, Competition and Consumer Law; (ii) supervise post graduate and undergraduate student’s projects as need may arise; (iii) participate in the academic, governance and social engagement related fields; (iv) and perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements:  

Professor level, the candidate should possess: (i) a relevant doctorate in Law or related field; (ii) should have at least nine (9) years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) have 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; (iv) An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality of standing (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 3 peer reviewed publications every four years; (vi) Sustained research activity: on-going externally supported research (e.g. funded/commissioned); (vii) paper/poster presentations at international conferences at least once every two years; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least one-quarter of the required journal publications in Law. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (ix) publications should be spread internationally and across journals; (x) 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 the these); (xi) acknowledged 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 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; (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses internationally. The following will be added advantages: (i) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate will be an added advantage.

Associate Professor level, the candidate should have: (i) a PhD in Law or related field; (ii) at least 6 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) 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; (iv) sustained research output: a minimum of 2 peer reviewed publications every 3 years; (v) sustained research activity; ongoing externally supported research (e.g funded or commissioned); (vi) regular paper/poster presentations at national but also increasingly at international conferences; (vii) 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; (viii) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (viii) 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); (ix) 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); (x) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xi) research collaborations with other institutions or organizations; (xii) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University; (xiii) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses nationally and/or internationally. The following will be added advantages: (i) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate will be an added advantage.

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 of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  They should 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, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2556; Fax (267) 318 5099; E-mail: fssvacancies@ub.ac.bw. Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged. Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 137 at Block 240 (240/137).

Closing date:  open until filled

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