Job Opportunities





The Chinese Studies Programme in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana (UB) aims to produce graduates with a high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese who are able to work in academic, public and private positions where extensive and expert knowledge of China is required. The Programme is currently seeking to recruit a part-time lecturer.

Duties: The successful candidate will (i) teach Mandarin Chinese language courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies. (ii) Other relevant duties may be assigned by the Coordinator of the Chinese Studies Programme. Classes take place in daytime hours.

Requirements: Candidates should: (i) have a Doctorate in Chinese Studies, Teaching Mandarin Chinese as a Second/ Foreign Language or other relevant field; (ii) have native or near native fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese; (iii) have native or near native fluency in spoken and written English; and (iv) show evidence of prior engagement in research. The following will be added advantages: (i) attainment of Level 5 or 6 in the Hanyu shuiping kaoshi (HSK) proficiency exam (for non-native speakers of Mandarin Chinese); (ii) attainment of Advanced Level in the HSK Speaking Test (HSKK) (for non-native speakers of Mandarin Chinese); and (iii) teaching experience at a University or comparable institution.

N.B. Relevant Master’s Degree or equivalent may be considered provided that the applicant has a relevant Bachelor’s Degree with at least a 2(i) pass or equivalent.

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

How to Apply: Signed letters of application are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine the candidate’s suitability for the position. Applicants should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees. For certificates and transcripts in languages other than English, a certified translation in English must be provided. The application should be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Humanities, Private Bag UB 00703 University of Botswana Gaborone, Botswana Tel (267) 3552642, Fax (267) 3185098 E-mail:

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.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office 124 at Block 239, University of Botswana.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: open until filled.

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