FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

PROFESSOR IN ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT (CONTRACT POSITION)

VACANCY NO: FH/LIS1/2023

The Department of Library and Information Studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana aims to recruit a Professor in Archives and Records Management.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to (i) teach at all levels in the area of archives and records management with particular reference to: a) archives and records management, b) electronic records management, c) principles of archival arrangement,         d) archival reference services, e) managing media archives, f) applications of computers in archives and records management, g) content management, h) research methods,               i) preservation and conservation; (ii)  provide academic leadership and mentorship to staff within the Department of Library and Information Studies in line with the vision of the University of Botswana as outlined in relevant policy documents; (iii)  provide leadership and co-ordination in the fields of teaching, research and service to the Department;  (iv) supervise research projects at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels; (v) engage in research and publication; building external academic networks for collaborative research and consultancies; (vi) carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Candidate should possess: (i) a Doctorate in Archives and Records Management, or relevant field, Masters’ degree in Archives and Records Management, Bachelors’ degree or related field (ii)  at least nine (9) years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) have a minimum of twenty-four (24) pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by reputable publishers.  Twelve (12) of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing databases.  The remaining twelve (12) publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc., published by recognised publishers; (iv) An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of four (4) articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher (v) sustained research output: a minimum of three (3) peer reviewed publications every four years; (vi) sustained research activity: on-going externally supported research (e.g. funded/commissioned); (vii) paper/poster presentations at international conferences at least once every two years; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least one-quarter of the required journal publications. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (ix) publications should be spread internationally and across journals; (x) significant 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 three (3) of the these); (xi) acknowledged by peers as being of national and international research standing (e.g. peer review of new research proposals; reference in research committees; editor/guest editor/reviewer of refereed /accredited national and international publishers; editorial board member of an international publisher in a relevant field; invitations as a keynote speaker at national and international/symposia (required in at least three (3) of the these)); (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xiii) research collaborations with other institutions or organisations; (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University; The following will be added advantage(i) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate will be an added advantage.  (iii) examiner/moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects national; (iv) and, experience in running a programme/course, etc.

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The curriculum vitae should contain a detailed list of published works, clearly specifying titles of publications, ISBN number (for books, book chapters and conference proceedings), dates of publications, name s of publishers, name/s of co-authors if any and number of pages.  The works should be categorised into books, book chapters, refereed journals, non-refereed works, consultancies and practical media projects.

Remuneration:  The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. information on the University, please visit our website: www.ub.bw

How to Apply:  Applications are to address the stated qualifications 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 CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts, samples of their publications; three (3) reference letters, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Humanities, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00703, Gaborone – Botswana; Telephone: (+267) 355-2641/2642; Fax (+267) 318 5098 E-mail: fohvacancies@ub.ac.bw

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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 processed.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No: 123 at Block 239.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 18 October 2023