Associate Professor in the Department of Population Studies, University of Botswana

Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019




VACANCY NO:  FSS/ PS 2/ 2019                                                                                              

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to (i) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Population Studies and must have a solid background in substantive and technical demography; (ii) supervise undergraduate, Masters and MPhil/PhD research activities; (iii) engage in the development of scholarship through independent or joint publications; (iv) provide academic leadership in the department; (v) provide service to the university and the community and (vi) carryout any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Candidates should have: (i) Masters’ Degree in Population Studies/Demography or related discipline; (ii) a PhD degree in Population Studies/Demography or a related discipline; (iii) at least 5 years of teaching experience at a University or comparable institution; (iv) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 publications, 8 of which should be reputed refereed journal articles; lead and/or single authored in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (v) evidence of service to University, the Profession and the Community; (vi) evidence of effective academic leadership; (vii) Evidence of attracting research grants, evidence of handling a large scale demographic survey data and working knowledge in SPSS / STATA / R will be added advantages. The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any. Publications should be categorized into: books, monographs, refereed and non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.

Remuneration: The University 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 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, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 3552556; Fax (267) 3185099; E-mail: 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 240, Office No. 137: (240/137).

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be considered.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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