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The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Master of Project Management (MPM) and an MPhil/PhD in Project Management.  It is looking for a senior academic to complement its teaching team to develop and deliver the two programmes into reputable academic and professional qualifications in Botswana and beyond.

Duties:The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach MPM courses; (ii) supervise MPM research dissertations and PhD thesis; (iii) initiate, promote and participate in research activities in the project management area; (iv) provide academic leadership and act as a mentor to junior academic staff; (v) raise/ solicit research funds from funding agencies within and outside the country; (vi) develop collaborative relationships with other colleagues in academia and industry within and outside the country; (vii)  participate in all academic and professional activities of the department; and (viii) carry out any other academic and administrative responsibilities as and when assigned by the Head of Department.


Senior Lecturer: Candidates should have: (i) a Ph.D in Project Management or a related discipline. (ii) must be registered or eligible to be registered with a relevant professional project management body;  (iii) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) an excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 pieces of research products published by recognized publishers, 4 of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized 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; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (vi) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (vii) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (viii) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (ix) 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); (x) recognized 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); (xi) evidence of governance and social engagement. Research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate will be an added advantage. 

Lecturer: The candidate should have: (i) a Ph.D in Project Management or a related discipline with a Master’s Degree in Project Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in any field(ii) must be registered or eligible to be registered with a relevant professional project management body; (iii) show evidence of engagement in research; (iv) teaching experience in the area of Project Management at university or comparable institution and evidence of governance and social engagement will be added advantages.

Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Please provide signed letters of applications addressing 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. They should provide a current curriculum vitae (CV) containing (i) 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.;  and (ii) contact information (telephone/mobile numbers, email address, postal address and fax number). In addition,  certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts and THREE (3) reference letters should be  included and forwarded to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 0061, Gaborone, Botswana or E-mail: Telephone: 267-3554214.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to office 255 at Block 248, University of Botswana.

Please note that applicants with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: Open until Filled



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