Duties: The successful candidate is expected to: (i) teach Pedagogy courses at Undergraduate and Graduate levels and supervise research, dissertations and practicum; (ii) participate in all academic and professional activities of the Department including research and curriculum review; (iii) teach theory & practical sport science classes; (iv) carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.
Requirements: Applicants should possess: (i) a Doctorate Degree in Sport Pedagogy or related discipline; (ii) should have at least 9 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) have a minimum of 24 pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers, 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 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 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 the 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/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 the 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: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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 CVs (including telephone, fax and e-mail), 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; Telephone: (267) 355 2840; Fax (267) 318 5096; E-mail: Educaio@mopipi.ub.bw.
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 Office No 111 at Block 231 (231/111).
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.