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Last Date of Apply : 11.12.2018

Date of Posting : 11.04.2017

PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA STUDIES

Faculty / Department : Human Resources

Job Detail:


VACANCY NO. FH/MS 1/2017: PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA STUDIES

The Department of Media Studies wishes to appoint staff at any of the ranks specified below.
 
Duties: The successful candidate would be responsible for teaching courses on two Undergraduate degrees in Media Studies from a selection of the following: mass communication theory, media management, gender representation, media history, media monitoring, media sociology, media and development, media law, media ethics, cinema, communication research methods, and dissertation supervision.
 
It would be a strong advantage if s/he could also teach practical aspects of one or more of the following: print journalism, radio, television, film and video, digital media, audio technology and / or public relations. The candidate would be expected to contribute to the academic standing and good reputation of the Department of Media Studies by engaging in research, publications and external professional activities.
 
Requirements: 

Professor: Candidates should have (i) A Masters degree in Media Studies, journalism or a related field; (ii) at least 8 years university teaching experience or equivalent, preferably including post-graduate teaching; (iii) a cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 24 pieces of published research products in Media or related subjects, at least 12 of which are refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets; lead and/or single author in at least 10 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (iv) a proven record of academic leadership; (v) evidence of service to the university, the profession and the community. A relevant PhD will be an added advantage; the ability to attract funding from international sources will also be an added advantage.
 
Associate Professor: Candidates should have (i) A Masters degree in Media Studies, journalism or a related field; (ii) at least 5 years university teaching experience or equivalent, preferably including post-graduate teaching; (iii) a cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 pieces of creative or published research products in Media or related subjects; at least 8 of which are refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets; lead and/or single author in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (iv) a proven record of academic leadership; (v) evidence of service to the university, the profession and the community. A relevant PhD will be an added advantage; the ability to attract funding from international sources will also be an added advantage.
 
Senior Lecturer: Applicants should have: (i) at least a Masters’ Degree in ¬ Media Studies or related fields; (ii) a relevant Bachelors’ Degree with at least a 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6 on a 5-point scale; (iii) at least 3 years of teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 publications, 4 of which are peer reviewed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets;; (v) lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (vi) applicants should demonstrate evidence of engagement in service; (vii) a relevant PhD and demonstration of effective academic leadership will be added advantages.
 
For the above positions, 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, refereed and non-refereed works, conference papers, consultancies and practical media creative works.  
 
Lecturer: Applicants should have: (i) at least a Masters’ Degree in Media Studies or related fields; (ii) a relevant Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6; (iii) show evidence of engagement in research and service; (iv) a relevant PhD, teaching experience at a University or comparable institution and demonstration of effective academic leadership will be added advantages.

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
 
How to Apply: SIGNED Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. Applicants  should indicate clearly the position applied for, quote the vacancy numbers; provide current CVs which must include  contact information (telephone/mobile numbers, email address, postal address and fax number), certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts and THREE (3)  work-related reference letters to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Humanities, PrivateBag 00703, Gaborone, Botswanaor E-mail: Tshoganetsom@mopipi.ub.bw. Tel (267) 3552639, Fax (267) 3185098. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged. 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