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Last Date of Apply : 13.06.2016

Date of Posting : 13.05.2016

PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN CHINESE STUDIES

Faculty / Department : Human Resources

Job Detail:

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

VACANCY NO: FH/CHN 1/2016: PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN CHINESE STUDIES (1 position)

The Chinese Studies Programme in the Faculty of Humanities intends to produce graduates who are both competent in Chinese language and familiar with Chinese society and civilisation. The University of Botswana is seeking a professor, associate professor or senior lecturer who will provide academic leadership for the successful development of the Chinese Studies Programme.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) provide academic leadership and mentorship to staff within the Department of Chinese Studies in line with the vision of the University of Botswana as outlined in relevant policy documents; (ii) play a major part in quality assurance in teaching and development of new programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels; (iii) play a major part in teaching Mandarin Chinese at all levels and courses on Chinese society and culture (taught in English); (iv) represent the Department at Faculty Level and in University-wide activities whenever necessary; (v) liaise with the University’s relevant partner institutions in China and other countries, and with relevant local institutions as required; (vi) attract and lead research/conferences/publication funding; (vii) provide leadership and co-ordination in the fields of teaching, research and service for the Department; (viii) carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Programme.

Requirements:

Professor: Candidates must have: (i) at least a Master’s Degree in Chinese Studies or relevant field; (ii) at least 8 years teaching experience in a university or comparable institution; (iii) a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 24 publications; 12 of which should be refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets; (iv) be lead and/or single author in at least 10 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (v) demonstrate evidence of service to the University, the Profession and the Community; (vi) demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership; (vii) fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese; (viii) fluency in spoken and written English. A relevant PhD, multidisciplinary experience in teaching, research, administration or consultancy work and the ability to attract funding from international sources will be added advantages.

Associate Professor: Candidates must have: (i) at least a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies or relevant field; (ii) at least 5 years teaching experience in a university or comparable institution; (iii) a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 publications; 8 of which should be refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets; (v) lead and/or single authored in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (vi) demonstrate evidence of service to the University, the Profession and the Community; (vii) demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership; (viii) fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese; (ix) fluency in spoken and written English. A relevant PhD will be an added advantage.

Senior Lecturer: Candidates should have: (i) at least a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies or relevant field; (ii) a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Studies or relevant field with at least a 2(i) pass/ GPA of at least 3.6; (iii) at least 3 years teaching experience in a university or comparable institution; (iv) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 publications; 4 of which should be refereed journal articles; (v) lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles or book chapters (vi) demonstration of evidence of service to the University, the Profession and the Community; (vii) fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese; (viii) fluency in spoken and written English; (ix) a relevant PhD and demonstration of effective academic leadership will be an added advantage.

The curriculum vitae should contain a detailed list of published works, clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, names of publishers, name/s of co-authors if any and number of pages. The works should be categorized into books, monographs, chapters in books, refereed and non-refereed works, conference papers, consultancies etc. The CV should also have a detailed list of courses taught and the levels for which they were taught.

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries 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 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 Resources Manager, Faculty of Humanities, Private Bag 00703, Gaborone, Botswana, Tel (267) 3552639, Fax (267) 3185098. E-mail: Tshoganetsom@mopipi.ub.bw. Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) submit their references directly to the above address and (ii) quote the Vacancy number and position applied for. Hand delivered applications should be submitted to office 122 at Block 239, University of Botswana

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted Closing

Date: Open Until Filled

Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana