Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology, Mineralogy, and Metamorphic Petrology

University of Botswana Department of Geology


Senior Lecturer in Structural Geology, Mineralogy, And Metamorphic Petrology

Faculty of Science

Department of Geology

Vacancy No. Fsc/ G 02/2020

Duties: The successful candidate will be required to: (i) teach courses in Structural Geology, Mineralogy, and Metamorphic Petrology at undergraduate and graduate levels; (ii) attract both undergraduate and graduate students for thesis supervision; (iii) conduct research in their area of specialization as well as in multidisciplinary areas; (iv) provide service to the community in the line of their specialization; (v) provide academic leadership and mentoring of junior staff in the department, and (vi) carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department from time to time.

Requirements: Candidates for this position should have: (i) a Doctoral Degree in Structural Geology and/or Metamorphic Petrology; (ii) 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, etc., and; (v) extensive experience in mineral exploration and especially the mining industry.

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 and consultancies.

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

How To Apply: Letters of application should address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position, should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, full and up to date C.V.s, (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355-4937/2969; Fax (267) 318 5097; E-mail:

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 the Science Administration Block 233, Office 135.

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