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All applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of senior lecturer counselling and human services, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education.

Duties: The successful candidate is expected to: (i) teach theory and practical in all aspects of counselling and participate in practicum and internship supervision and clinical supervision; (ii) provide academic leadership through enhancement of teaching, research, professional or community service; (iii) take an active part in the supervision and assessment of graduate students; (iv) participate in all academic and professional activities of the department including research and curriculum review; (v) carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Candidates should have: (i) a Doctorate in any of the following areas: Counselling and Human Services/Counselling/Guidance and Counselling/Counsellor Education, School Counselling, Mental Health Counselling, Marriage and Family Counselling, Rehabilitation Counselling or related fields; (ii) evidence of professional affiliation; (iii) experience in Counselling and Human Services, practicum and internship; (iv) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (v) an excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 pieces of research products published by recognised publishers, 4 of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing databases. The remaining 2 publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings etc published by recognized publishers. An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher; (vi) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (vii) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (ix) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (x) some 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 1 of the these); (xi) recognised as being of at least national research standing (e.g. reviewer for refereed/accredited national and regional publishers; Editorial board member of at least a national publisher in a relevant field; invitation as key note speaker at national and/or international conferences (required in at least 1 of the these); (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement.  The following will be added advantages: (i) sustained research activity: on-going internally and/or externally supported research; (ii) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate; (iii) examiner/ moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects nationally; and (iv) effective and experience in running a programme/course, etc .

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 and consultancies.

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries 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 HR Manager, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2840; Fax (267) 318 5096; 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. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No 111 at Block 231

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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