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Duties: The successful candidate will be required to (i) conduct lectures and laboratory practicals in ecology at both undergraduate and graduate levels; (ii) undertake individual research or in collaboration with colleagues within or outside the department; (iii) develop and implement mentorship activities for junior staff (iv) provide service to the University, profession and to the community and; (v) perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Candidates must have (i) at least a PhD Degree in aquatic biology or related discipline, with specialisation in aquatic ecology/limnology (ii) at least 9 years university teaching experience at a comparable institution; (iii) a minimum of 24 pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers. Twelve (12) of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining twelve (12) publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by recognized publishers; (iv) An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality of standing; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 3 peer reviewed publications every four years; (vi) sustained research activity: on-going externally supported research (e.g. funded/commissioned); (vii) paper/poster presented at international conferences at least once every two years; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least one-quarter of the required journal publications. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (ix) publications should be spread internationally and across journals; (x) significant 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 3 of those); (xi) acknowledged by peers as being of national and international research standing (e.g. peer review of new research proposals; reference in research committees; editor/guest editor/reviewer of refereed/accredited national and international publishers; editorial board member of an international publisher in a relevant field; invitations as keynote speaker at national and international/symposia (required in at least 3 of these); (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xiii) research collaborations with other institutions or organizations; (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the university; (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD thesis internationally. The following will be added advantage: (i) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate.

Remuneration:  The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about the University visit our website:

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 Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2454/2969, 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 stipulated closing date.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 233, Office No. 135 (233/135).

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 18 May 2022


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