Applications are invited for a one-year (renewable) sabbatical position at the rank of Professor tenable in the Electrical Engineering Programme of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Duties: The successful candidate is expected to provide academic leadership through enhancement of teaching, research, and review of the Electrical Engineering Programme. In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in the formulation of a strategic vision for the programme.  

Requirements: Candidates must have (i) a PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field. ((ii) should have 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 recognized publishers. Twelve (12) of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining twelve (12) publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc. published by recognized publishers; (iv) An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality of standing (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 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 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 keynote speaker at national and international/symposia (required in at least 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; (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses internationally.  (xvi)2 well-versed in modelling and simulation of power systems, distributed generator, microgrid, renewable energy resources integration; (xvii)knowledgeable in designing and/or implementing preferably photovoltaic, wind and/or fuel cell based microgrid. (xii) Evidence of writing successful proposals for national and international funding.  The following will be an added advantage:  research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate; (i) Interests or experience in the electric vehicles research; (ii) evidence of engagement in service to the university, the profession and the community; (iii) evidence of effective academic leadership.

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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: Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. You should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current C.Vs (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and three reference letters. Send your application to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 0061, Gaborone, Botswana. Telephone: 267-3554214; E-mail recruitmentfet@ub.ac.bw.

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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 applicants with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

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

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted     

Closing date:  3 March 2023