Job Opportunities






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 and practical Sport Science classes; (iv) carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department. 

Requirements: Applicants should have: (i) at least a Doctorate Degree in Sport Science/Physical Education or related discipline. (ii) Specialization in Pedagogy. (iii) at least 9 years of teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) a good and sustained record of relevant research and publications with at least 24 pieces of research products (e.g. articles & book chapters) publications; 12 of which must be in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing data bases. 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: minimum of 3 peer reviewed publications (e.g. journal article, book chapter etc.)Every 4 years (vi) sustained research activity: on-going externally-supported research (e.g. funded/ commissioned) (vii) paper/poster presentation at international conferences at least once every 2 years.  (viii) lead and/or author in at least one quarter of the required journal publications. (ix) evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students. (x) Publications spread internationally and across journals. (xi) Significant research impact included but not limited to citations, h-index, patents, policy applications (at least 3 required) (xii) peer reviews,  publications that are prescribed texts in other institutions etc. (at least 3) Added advantages, research awards & other forms of research recognition, (xiii) Research collaboration with other institutions (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the university  (xv) acknowledged by peers as national/international research standing (e.g. peer review of new research proposals, editor/guest editor/reviewer for refereed & accredited publishers), editorial board of national/international publishers; invitation as keynote speaker at national/international conferences/symposia (at least 3 required) xvi) successful supervision of 4 Masters students OR co-supervision of 6 Masters students OR supervision of 2 PhD students/post-doctoral research fellow xvii) external examiner for masters and/or PhD theses internationally.

The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any. Publications should be categorized into: books, monographs, refereed and non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.

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, three reference letters, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 5731/2392; Fax (267) 3185096; 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 Office No 111 at Block 231 (231/111).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Closing Date: 4 October 2022



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