Job Opportunities





Duties: The successful applicant will be expected to: (i) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physics and Material Science/Electronics; (ii) supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects within the Department; (iii) undertake research in the relevant field; (iv) participate in all academic and professional activities of the Department and act as a mentor to junior academic staff; (v) perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants  should have: (i) PhD in Physics/Material Science or related field(s); (ii) at least three (3) years teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) six (6) pieces of research products in Material Science, published by recognised publishers, four (4) of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing databases, the remaining two (2) could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings etc; (iv) be the lead and/or single author in at least two (2) of refereed journals articles; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every two years; (vi) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (vii) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (viii) 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 these); (ix) recognised as 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 a keynote speaker at national and international conferences (required in at least 1 of these); (x) successful supervision/co-supervision of research projects/post-doctoral/clinical research fellow; (xi) examiner for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects nationally; (xii) evidence of social engagement and governance. 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) ability to lead collaborative research with other institutions or organisation and cognate disciplines in the university; (iv) extensive experience in semiconductor or nanomaterials synthesis and characterization techniques including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Photo-emission Spectroscopy (XPS) etc; and (v) Examiner/ moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects nationally.

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 qualification

Applicants who should preferably not be older than 60 years, must address the stated qualifications in their application letters and provide other information to assist the university determine their suitability for the position. A very competitive contract will be available on a 2-5 year period. The applicants should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide a detailed current curriculum vitae (CV) (including telephone, and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, and names and three (3) reference letters to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355-4937/2969; Fax (267) 318 5097; 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. 135 at Block 233 (233/135).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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