FACULTY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CONTRACT POSITION)
VACANCY NO: FE/MSE 01/2023
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Faculty of Education.
Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) Teach Mathematics Education courses to undergraduate and graduate students; (ii) Teach general educational research method courses to both undergraduate and graduate students (iii) supervise students on internship/teaching practice; (iii) supervise students’ research projects, theses and dissertations at both undergraduate and graduate levels (iv) Undertake any other duties assigned by the Head of Department from time to time.
Senior Lecturer: candidates should have: (i) A relevant doctorate in Mathematics Education; (ii) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) 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; (iv) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (v) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (vi) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (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 the these); (ix) 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); (x) 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; (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, consultancies and practical media projects.
Lecturer: candidates should have (i) a Doctoral degree in Mathematics Education or equivalent; (ii) evidence of engagement in research (iii) Experience in teaching Mathematics Education at college/university level or its equivalence, social engagements and governance will be added advantages.
N.B. Under special circumstances, a master’s degree in Mathematics Education with at least a 2(i) or (CGPA of at least 3.6 out of 5) or equivalent at bachelor’s degree level maybe considered.
Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on the University, please visit our website; www.ub.bw
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 CV’s (including telephone, telefax and email), 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 or E-mail: Educaio@ub.ac.bw. Telephone 355 4069/2392, Fax (267) 3183096.
Applicants should inform their referees to i) Quote the Vacancy Number(s) and Position(s) 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 (231/111).
Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be processed.
NB: Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.
Closing date: 13 March 2023