VACANCY NO: IRC 1070 – LECTURER IN POLITICAL SCIENCE – 1 post (2 year fixed contract, BDF funded)

Duties: The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. The candidates should be able to teach at least three of the following: Critical Thinking; International Relations; Security Studies; Conflict and War; Analysis of National Security Policies; Foreign Policy Analysis; Theories and Practice in Civil Military Relations; and Research Methods and Computer Applications. The successful candidates must also be able to take an active part in the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and post graduate research work. The Department reserves the right to allocate other courses in addition to those outlined above.

Requirements: (i) a Doctorate in Political Science or related discipline; (ii) show evidence of engagement in research. The following will be added advantages:  (i) teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (ii) evidence of governance and social engagement.

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NB: Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Political Science or related discipline with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related discipline of at least 2.1 or equivalent may be considered.

Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary 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 positionThey should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, samples of their publications, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 4894; Fax (267) 318 5099; E-mail: fssvacancies@ub.ac.bwApplicants 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 processed.  

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Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 240, Office No. 137: (240/137).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date:  15 March 2023