SENIOR LECTURER IN STRUCTURES (1 Contract position) Citizens only

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

VACANCY NO: IRC 1257

Applications are invited from suitable Batswana for the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to (i) teach graduate and undergraduate courses in core structural engineering namely structural and computational mechanics, construction materials, analysis and design of structures in concrete, steel and timber; (ii) take an active part in the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students’ research projects in structural engineering and construction materials; (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.

Requirements: Candidates should have: (i) a Doctorate (PhD) in Structural Engineering or related field(ii)  a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering or related field; (iii) Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering from a recognized University; (iv) at least years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) the qualification must be registered or registerable by the Engineering Registration Board (ERB); (v) an excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 pieces of research products published by recognised publishers, 4 of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognised indexing databases. The remaining 2 publications could be journal articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings etc published by recognized publishers. An academic book may be equivalent to a maximum of 4 articles in refereed/accredited journals, depending on the quality and standing of the publisher; (vi) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every years; (vii) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (viii) lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (ix) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (x) 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); (xi) recognised 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 the these) and (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement.  The following will be added advantages: (i) sustained research activity: on-going internally and/or 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 and (iv) effective 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 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. Complete documentation should be sent to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Private Bag UB 0061, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 4214/4204, Fax (267) 395 2309; E-mail: recruitmentfet@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 Block 248, Office No. 255 (248/255).

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date:  5 April 2024