Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to (i) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning & Design; (ii) take an active part in the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students’ research projects; (iii) serve on committees within the University and external professional organisations; (iv) carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.


The requirements for appointment at each rank are as follows:

Lecturer:  Applicants should have: (i) at least PhD degree in Urban & Regional Planning or related field, specializing in Urban Design; (ii) A Master’s degree in Urban Design or related field; (iii) a Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning or related field of at least 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6 or equivalent; (iv) show evidence of engagement in research.  Evidence of governance and social engagement in Computer Science or related field, as well as teaching experience at a University or comparable institution will be added advantages.

N.B. Applicants with Master’s degree in Urban Design or related field with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related field of at least 2(i) or equivalent may be considered.

Senior Lecturer: Candidates should have: (i) a Doctorate (PhD) in Urban & Regional Planning or related field; specializing in Urban Design (ii)  a Master’s degree in Urban Design or related field; (iii) Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning or related field; (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 (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers. Four (4) of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by recognized publishers; (vi) An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality of standing of the publisher; (vii) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (viii) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (ix) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (x) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (xi) 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);  (xii) 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 these);and  (xiv) evidence of governance and social engagement. The following will be added advantages: (i) sustained research activity: on-going internally and 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.

Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about the University visit our website: www.ub.bw.

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, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Private Bag UB 0061, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 4214/4204, Fax (267) 318 5099; E-mail: recruitmentfet@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. 

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 248, Office No. 255 (248/255).

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 18 October 2023