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University Lecturers - BIUST

Job description

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology [BIUST] is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research-intensive University that specialises in Engineering, Science and Technology at both undergraduate and graduate (Masters and Doctoral) levels. It is located on an expansive and ecologically diverse 2 500 hectare site of gently sloping land in the Tswapong Hills, south east of Palapye. The University is a national strategic initiative that is intended to serve as one of the key platforms for transforming Botswana’s economy from being resource-based to knowledge-based through skills capacity building in Engineering, Science and Technology. Because of its research orientation, BIUST seeks to continuously engage the private sector in order to meet emerging skills needs as well as identify problems and challenges that can be solved through applied research. The University’s curriculum will be driven by the needs of the private sector. BIUST will seek to provide the best teaching and learning environment for students, professors and researchers. The University hopes to develop Science, Engineering and Technology Research Park Centres that would attract local, regional and international researchers to its campus. At full capacity, BIUST is currently intended to serve an estimated 8 000 (eight thousand) full-time equivalent (FTE) students, which will comprise of Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral Students.

College Of Sciences

1.Department of Biology and Biotechnological Sciences

a) Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Genetics, Biochemistry, Ecology) (1 Position)
b) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Botany) (1 Position)
c) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Zoology) (1 Position)

2. Department of Chemical and Forensic Sciences

a) Professor/Associate Professor of Forensic Science (Preferred Areas: Any of the Forensic Science field especially DNA Specialist, Ballistics or Chemistry with an inclination to forensics; At least one of the
following degree must be in Forensic Science; BSc, MSc & PhD) (1 Position)
b) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer of Forensic Science (Preferred Areas: Any of the Forensic Science fields
especially DNA Specialist, Ballistics or Chemistry with an inclination to forensics; At least one of the
following degree must be in Forensic Science; Bsc, Msc & PhD) (1 position)
c) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Physical Chemistry) (1 position)
d) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Physical Chemistry) (1 position)
e) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Organic Chemistry) (1 position)
f) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Organic Chemistry) (2 positions)
g) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Inorganic Chemistry) (1 position)
h) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Inorganic Chemistry) (2 positions)
i) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Analytic Chemistry) (1 position)

3. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

a) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Metamorphic Petrologist) (1 position)
b) Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Economic Geologist) (1 position)
c) Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Structural Geologist) (1 position)
d) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Modelling, Environmental Monitoring) (1 position)
e) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Waste Management, Natural Resources Management) (1 position)
f) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Environmental Law, Policy and Economics) (1 position)

4. Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences

a) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Analysis (Real, Complex, Functional) (1 position)
b) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Analysis (Real, Complex, Functional) (1 position)
c) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Financial Mathematics) (2 position)
d) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Numerical Analysis) (2 position)
e) Lecturer/Senior lecturer/Associate professor (Preferred Areas: Bio – mathematics, Mathematical Modelling) (2 position)
f) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Dynamical Systems, Mechanics) (1 position)
g) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics) (1 position)
h) Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Dierential Equations) (1 position)
i) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Geometry, Topology) (1 position)
j) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Optimization) (1 position)
k) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Number Theory, Algebra) (1 position)
l) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Probability, Stochastic Processes) (2 positions)
m) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Time Series Analysis) (2 positions)
n) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Biostatistics) (2 position)
o) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Computational Statistics) (1 position)
p) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Reliability and Survival Analysis) (1 position)
q) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Categorical data Analysis) (1 position)
r) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Distribution theory) (1 position)
s) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Bayesian Statistics) (1 position)
t) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Longitudinal data analysis) (1 position)

Department of Physics and Astronomy

a) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Materials Science) (1 position)
b) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Astronomy) (1 position)
c) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Astronomy) (2 positions)
d) Professor/Associate Professor (Preferred Areas: Theoretical Physics) (1 position)
e) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Theoretical Physics) (1 position)
f) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Medical and Radiation Physics) (2 positions)
g) Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Preferred Areas: Environmental Physics) (1 position)

Requirements

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

  • BIUST is a research University. In this context Academic staff at BIUST is expected to strengthen teaching and research of the university and enhance student learning.
  • It is essential that Academic Staff are strongly engaged in research to improve their academic credentials and to establish themselves in an internationally recognised research area relevant to Botswana.
  • Supervising graduate students is an essential component of research engagement. Academics are expected to be extensively involved with supervising graduate student research.
  • To train and educate undergraduate and graduate students, using and developing new and appropriate teaching methods, including e-learning and student centred learning.

1) Professor:


Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in the relevant field and a minimum of ten (10) years post-doctoral experience in teaching and research in the relevant field together with an excellent record of international publications commensurate with appointment to the rank of Professor as well as experience in the successful supervision of doctoral students.

2) Professor and Head of Department

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in the eld relevant to the Department and must be a Professor or meet the requirements of a Professor (as stated above). In addition, must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an academic leadership role.

3) Associate Professor:

Minimum requirements:
A PhD in the relevant eld and a minimum of six(6) years post-doctoral experience in teaching and research in the
relevant eld together with an excellent record of international publications commensurate with appointment to the
rank of Associate Professor. Experience in the successful supervision of postgraduate students.

4) Senior Lecturer:

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in the relevant field and a minimum of three (3) years post-doctoral experience in teaching and research in the relevant field together with an excellent record of international publications commensurate with appointment to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Experience in the supervision of Masters graduate students is required.

5) Lecturer:

Minimum requirements:

A minimum of PhD in the relevant field together with a record of international publications is required. Teaching experience will be an added advantage.

The positions require the following competencies:

  • Setting up and/or being engaged intensively in research groups.
  • Producing peer-reviewed research output particularly through team work.
  • Being familiar with methods of e-learning and student centered learning
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.

Remuneration
If you meet the requirements of the above stated positions, please send your application letter quoting the Department
and area of specialization and a detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least two (2) professional references to;

Director, Human Resources at the email address below.

recruitment.science@biust.ac.bw

For any further information you may call Ms. Mogwera/Ms. Ramakwati/Ms Kgosiemang @ +267 4900117.
Please note: Processing of received applications will commence from 15 September 2015.

All positions will remain vacant until filled

Location

Palapye

Company

The Weekend Post

Publication date

31.08.2015

Publication end date

15.09.2015

Other details
Match criteria
Education level
  • Doctorate / PHD
  • Professional Qualification
  • Masters
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  • Education / training
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