Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Control and Instrumentation

University of Botswana Department of Mechanical Engineering


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Control and Instrumentation
Faculty Of Engineering and Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Control and Instrumentation (Contract Position)
Vacancy No. Irc 974

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Control and Instrumentation, and related areas; (ii) Supervise both undergraduate and graduate student research projects; (iii) Conduct research in control and instrumentation and also complement existing research activities in the area; (iv) Participate in other academic and professional activities of the department; (v) Render professional service and carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.


Lecturer: Applicants should have (i) a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related areas; (ii) Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; (iii) Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of at least 2.1 or equivalent; (ii) show evidence of engagement in research. Teaching experience in Control and Instrumentation at a University or equivalent, and evidence in Governance and Social Engagement will be added advantages.

N.B. In special circumstances, a relevant Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related areas with a Bachelor’s degree of at least 2(i) or equivalent may be considered.

Senior Lecturer: Applicants should have/be (i) a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related areas; (ii) Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; (iii) Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; (iv) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iii) 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; (iv) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (v) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (vi) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (vii) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (viii) 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); (ix) 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); (x) 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; (iv) effective and experience in running a programme/course as well as demonstration of leadership qualities.

The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name of publishers and name of co-authors if any. Publications should be categorized into: books, monographs, refereed and non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.

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

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 names and addresses of three referees. 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; Fax (267) 3952309, E-mail recruitmentfet@ub.ac.bw. 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 Block 248, Office 255 (248/255)

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Closing Date:                       Open until filled.

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