Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies

University of Botswana Faculty of Humanities


Associate Professor(1 Position) (2 year Contract) - Library and Information Studies

Faculty of Humanities - Department of Library and Information Studies

VACANCY NO: IRC 1046 - Associate Professor (1 Position) (2 year Contract)

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for: (i) teaching in the area of library and information Studies with particular reference to: knowledge organisation in both physical and digital environments. Candidates should demonstrate competencies as well as theoretical and practical experience in: a) controlled vocabularies (thesauri, ontologies) for content representation and classification,  b) Resource description (cataloguing and classification); digital literacies; Information retrieval, automatic classification, and, indexing and knowledge management; (ii) supervise  both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects;  (iii) engage in research and publication and governance activities.; (iv) participate in all academic and professional activities of the department; (v) carry out any other responsibilities as and when assigned by the Head of Department. (vi) the following will be an added advantage: Knowledge of programming relevant to information visualisation, data mining, content representation and classification.

Requirements: Candidates should have; (i)  a relevant Bachelors degree, plus a relevant Masters degree and PhD in Library and Information Studies or Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Science or Information Management from a reputable university or institution; (ii) at least 5 years of teaching experience at a University or comparable institution; (iii) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 publications, 8 of which should be refereed journal articles; lead and/or single authored in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (iv) evidence of service to University, the Profession and the Community; (v) evidence of significant and  effective academic leadership through programme development and research; vi) Evidence of original contribution to the discipline, research and or scholarship, providing leadership in scholarship and or research regionally and  contribution engagement and governance

Remuneration: The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: 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 CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, samples of their publications, names and addresses of three referees, 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: . 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 239 Office No. 121.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Closing date:  Open until filled

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