Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Botswana Department of Computer Science

Botswana

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Contract Position)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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SENIOR LECTURER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CONTRACT POSITION)

VACANCY NO: FSC/CS4/2021

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Computer Science such as Computer Graphics, Algorithms, Intermediate Programming, Advanced Programming and Algorithms & Data Structures; (ii) take an active part in the supervision and assessment of Undergraduate and Graduate students’ research projects; (iii) serve on committees within the University and external professional organizations; (iv) carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: candidate should have: (i) a PhD in Computer Science or related field; (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 recognized publishers, 4 of which must be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized 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) recognized 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; and (iv) effective and experience in running a programme/course, etc.

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 offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

How to Apply: Applicants are to address the stated qualifications in their application letters 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, and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and three (3) reference letters to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone:(267) 355 2969; Fax(267)3185097; E-mail:  fosvacancies@ub.ac.bw   

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged. Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 132 at Block 233 (233/132).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 


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