Duties: the successful applicant will be expected to: (i) teach both undergraduate and graduate family medicine courses; (ii) conduct research in his/her areas of expertise and supervise medical students’ research projects; (iii) engage with the University, profession and community; (iv) provide clinical care in affiliated primary health care clinics and hospitals, and; (v) carry out any other duties as assigned by the Head of the department.

Requirements: (i) at least a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery or other recognised medical doctor qualification (MD); (ii) a specialist qualification in Family Medicine with a minimum of 3 years post-specialisation experience in professional practice in Family Medicine; (iii)  the qualification must be registerable by the Botswana Health Professions Council with a specialist status; (iv) evidence of professional specialisation in Family Medicine and evidence of active license to practice where appropriate; (v) three years University teaching experience or equivalent or one year of sustained mentorship/practice related training as an alternative; (vi) minimum of 6 pieces of research products published by recognised publishers, of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals indexed in internationally recognised indexing databases; paper/poster presentation at national and regional conferences, depending on the discipline; (vii) be lead and /or last author in at least 2 of the refereed journal publications; (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, professional effectiveness, publications that are prescribed in texts in other institutions etc.; (x) recognised as being of at least national research or effective clinical professional standing (e.g. reviewer for refereed/accredited national and regional publishers, Editorial board member of at least national publisher in a relevant field, invitation as keynote speaker at national and international conferences/symposia; (xi) active maintenance of a license to practice issued by the relevant professional licensing authority; successful supervision/co-supervision of research projects/post-doctoral/clinical research fellow supervision; (xii) evidence of social engagement and governance; (xiii) sustained professional research output; a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years or 2 new creative professional works every 6 years or since last promotion shall constitute sustained research output; (xiv) the curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of the publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any.  Publications should be categorised into: books, monographs, refereed journals, non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.

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The following will be added advantages: (i) sustained research activity, on-going internally and externally-funded research activity; (ii) research/clinical effectiveness awards and other forms of research recognition; (iii) examiner for undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects nationally.

Remuneration: the University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For information on the University, please visit our website; www.ub.bw

How to apply: applicants should address the stated qualification and provide any other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  They should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, skype and email address), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts, samples of the relevant publications, and names, addresses and contact details of three referees and address these to:  The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Medicine, Corner of Notwane and Mabuto Road, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00713 Gaborone, Botswana; or Email: tshoganetsom@UB.AC.BW

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Applicants should inform their referees to:  (i) quote the vacancy number; (ii) position applied for, and; (iii) submit the references directly to the address stated above before the stipulated closing date.

Hand delivered applications should be sent to:  Faculty of Medicine, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH), 3rd Floor, Office F4003 or F4004.

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

NB:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 20 January 2023