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LECTURER IN SOCIOLOGY, (Contract Position)      



The Faculty of Social Sciences invites suitable candidates to apply for the position of Lecturer in Sociology.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to teach Sociological Theory and Research Methods at undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the University of Botswana Strategic research themes and emerging areas of Sociological thought. The candidate should be able to teach at least two of the following: Applied Anthropology, Ethnicity and Race, Migration Studies and Agrarian Society, Sociology of Crime and Deviance, Rural Development, Penology and Youth Studies.  The candidate should be able to (i) supervise undergraduate and graduate student research projects; (ii) conduct research and render professional service; (iii) perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Head of Department.  The Department reserves the right to allocate other courses in addition to those outlined above.

Requirements: Applicants should possess: (i) a Doctorate in Sociology or related field, (ii) 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.

N.B:  In special circumstances a relevant Master’s Degree in Sociology with a Bachelors’ degree in Sociology of at least 2.1 pass / GPA of at least 3.6 or equivalent may be considered.

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Signed letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University determine your suitability for the position. Applicants should indicate clearly the position applied for: quote the vacancy number, provide current CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, samples of their publications, 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) 355 4894; Fax (267) 318 5099; 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).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 


Closing Date:                 3rd December 2021.                            

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