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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Professor in Language Education, Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Education.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach language education courses to graduate and undergraduate students; (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.

Requirements of Professor:(i) a Doctorate in Applied Linguistics or related field: (ii) have at least nine(9) years of relevant teaching experience at university or comparable institution; (iii) have a minimum of twenty-four (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 (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 output 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 presentations 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 scholar/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, publication that are prescribed texts in other institutions etc. (required in a least 3 of these); (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/quest 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 organisations; (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University; (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses internationally.  The following will be added advantages i) research awards and other forms of research recognition where appropriate will be an added advantage.

The curriculum vitae should contain a detailed list of published works, clearly specifying titles of publications, ISBN numbers (for books, book chapters and conference proceedings),dates of publications, names of publishers, name/s of co-authors if any and number of pages.  The works should be categorized into books, book chapters, refereed journals, non-refereed works, consultancies and practical media projects.

Remuneration: University offers competitive salary 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 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)  reference letters to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana or E-mail:  Telephone: (267) 355 4069/2392; Fax (267) 318 5096. 

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

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

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Closing date: 13 December 2022

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