Associate Professor in Architecture

University of Botswana Department of Architecture and Planning

Botswana

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor Position in Architecture

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Department of Architecture & Planning

VACANCY NO: FET/A&P 2/2021

The University of Botswana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor to teach courses and undertake research in Architecture.

Duties: The successful candidate would be expected to: (i) teach undergraduate and post graduate courses in Architecture; (ii) Supervise research projects; (iii) initiate, promote and participate in research; (iv) provide academic leadership through programme development and research; (v) act as a mentor to junior academic staff; (vi) participate in all academic and professional activities of the department/programme; (vii) carry out any other responsibilities as and when assigned by the Head of Department.  

Requirements: 

Senior Lecturer: candidate should have: (i) a PhD in Architecture or related field; (ii) a five-year B. Arch or equivalent professional degree(s) in Architecture; (iii) at least 3 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) 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; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 1 peer reviewed publication every 2 years; (vi) scholarly presentations at national and/or international conferences; (vii) be lead and/or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles; (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, publications that are prescribed texts in other institutions etc. (required in at least 1 of the these); (x) 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); (xi) evidence of governance and social engagement and; (xii) Registered or eligible for registration with a professional body.  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.

Associate Professor, the candidate should have: (i) a PhD in Architecture or related field; (ii) a five-year B. Arch or equivalent professional degree(s) in Architecture; (iii) at least 6 years relevant teaching experience at a university or comparable institution; (iv) a minimum of 12 pieces of research products (e.g. articles, book chapters, peer reviewed conference proceedings, etc.) published by recognized publishers. 8 of these must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining 4 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; (v) sustained research output: a minimum of 2 peer reviewed publications every 3 years; (vi) sustained research activity; ongoing externally supported research (e.g funded or commissioned); (vii) regular paper/poster presentations at national but also increasingly at international conferences; (viii) be lead and/or single author in at least one-third of the required journal publications. There should also be evidence of mentorship of early career scholars/graduate students; (ix) publications should be spread nationally and/or internationally and across journals; (x) recognizable 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 2 of the these); (xi) recognized as being of national but increasingly international research standing (e.g. peer reviewing of new research proposals; reference in research committees; editor/guest editor/reviewer of refereed/accredited national and international publishers; editorial board member of an international publisher in a relevant field; invitations as keynote speaker at national and international conferences (required in at least 2 of the these); (xii) evidence of governance and social engagement; (xiii) research collaborations with other institutions or organisations; (xiv) research collaboration with cognate disciplines in the University; (xv) external examiner for Masters and/or PhD theses nationally and/or internationally and; (xvi) Registered or eligible for registration with a professional. The following will be added advantages: (i) research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate will be an added advantage.

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.

Short listed applicants may be called for an interview.

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

How to Apply: Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other relevant information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position applied for. You should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for; provide current C.V. (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail); include certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts; and provide names and addresses of three referees. Send your application to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 0061, Gaborone, Botswana, Telephone: (+267) 3554204; Fax No: (+267) 3952309, Email: dumedisang@ub.ac.bw / lebogang@ub.ac.bw

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 acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 255 Block 248 (New FET Building).

NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 17th May 2021


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