Job Opportunities




The Faculty of Education invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: i) teach mathematics Education courses, ii) provide academic leadership through the enhancement of teaching, research, professional and community service; iii)  take an active part in the  supervision and assessment of graduate and undergraduate students’ research projects; iv) carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.


Lecturer: should possess: (i) a PhD in Mathematics Education or related field ; (ii) Master’s degree in Mathematics Education or related fields; (iii) a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)  plus PGDE B.Ed (Sciences) with specialization in Mathematics or B.Ed Primary (Mathematics Education) or related fields with at least 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6 or equivalent;(iv) show evidence of engagement in research The following will be added advantages (i)  evidence  of  Governance  and  Social  Engagement;  ii)  teaching  experience  at  a  University  or comparable institution preferably in Mathematics Education.

N.B. Applicants with Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education or related fields with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)  plus PGDE, B.Ed (Science) with specialization in Mathematics or B.Ed Primary (Mathematics Education) of at least 2(i) or equivalent may be considered.

Senior Lecturer: Candidates should have; (i) a PhD in Mathematics Education or related fields ; (ii) Master’s degree in Mathematics Education or related fields; iii) a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Plus PGDE B.Ed (science) specializing in mathematics or B.Ed primary (Mathematics Education) or related fields;( iv) At least 3 years teaching experience at a university or comparable institution;( v) An excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 pieces of research products published by recognized publishers, 4 of which should be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing  databases.  The  remaining  2  publications  could  be  journal  articles,  books  chapters,  peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by recognized publishers. An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in referred/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher; (vi) Sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (vii) Scholarly presentations at national and and/or international conferences;( viii) be lead  and/or  single  author  in  at  least  2  referred  journal  articles;  (ix)  Publications  should  be  spread nationally and /or internationally and across journals; (x) Some 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 1 of the these(xi) recognized as being of at least national research standing (eg reviewer of for refereed/accredited national and regional publishers); editorial board  member  of  at  least  a  national  publisher  in  a  relevant  field;  invitation  keynote  speaker  at national/and  or  international  conferences  (required  in  at  least  1  of  the  these);  (xii)  Evidence  of governance and social engagement activities. The following will be added advantages:( i) Sustained research  activity;  on-going  internally  supported  research;  (ii)  Research  awards  and  other  forms  of research recognition, where appropriate; iii) Examiner/moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or graduate; iv) effective and experience in running a programme/course, etc.

For Senior Lecturer position the curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications, clearly specifying titled publications date published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any publications should be categorized into books monographs and non-refereed journals, chapters in books etc.

Remuneration: University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on the University, please visit our website;

How to apply:  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 CV’s (including telephone, telefax and email), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to: The HR Manager, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana or E-mail: .  Telephone 355 2392, Fax (267) 3183096.  Applicants should inform their referees to i) Quote the Vacancy Number(s) and Position(s) applied for and ii) submit their references directly to the above address before the stipulated closing date.  Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be processed.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No 111 at Block 231 (231/111).

NB:  Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.

Closing date:  16 September 2022


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