Professor of Environmental Health / Public Health
University of Botswana School of Public Health
Botswana

Department/Faculty
School of Public Health

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ SENIOR LECTURER IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OR PUBLIC HEALTH

VACANCY NO: FHS/ SoPH 1/ 2019

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach undergraduate courses in Public health; (ii) Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Environmental Health or Occupational Health courses; (iii) demonstrate leadership in teaching, research and community service, including the long-range planning and management of individuals and multidisciplinary teams, (iv) take an active part in the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and graduate students’ research projects, (v) develop and implement mentorship activities for junior staff, (vi) raise research funds from funding agencies within and outside the University; (vii) facilitate partnerships internally and externally, (viii) serve in committees within the University and external professional organizations, (xi) Developing new programmes in public health and carrying out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: The requirements for appointment at each rank are as follows:

Professor

Candidates should have (i) at least Master’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Master of Public Health with specialization in Environmental Health or Occupational Health, (ii) Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Public Health, (iii) at least 8 years of teaching experience at a University or comparable institution, (iv) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 24 publications with research interest in public health, 12 of which should be refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets, (v) be lead and /or single authored in at least 10 refereed journal articles or book chapters, (vi) demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership, (vii) demonstrate evidence of service to University, the Profession and the Community. (viii) The following will be added advantages: ability to attract funding from international sources, a relevant PhD, Multi-disciplinary experience in teaching, research, administration or consultancy work and evidence of developing new programmes in public health. The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any. Publications should be categorized into: books, monographs, refereed and non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.

Associate Professor

Candidates should have (i) at least Master’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Master of Public Health with specialization in Environmental Health or Occupational Health; (ii) Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Public Health, (iii) at least 5 years of teaching experience at a University or comparable institution; (iv) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 publications with research interest in public health, 8 of which should be refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national, regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets, (v) be lead and/ or single authored in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters, (vi) demonstrate evidence of service to the University, the profession and the community, (vii) demonstrate evidence of effective academic leadership, (viii) a relevant PhD, research mentorship to junior scholars, evidence of attracting research grants, multi-disciplinary experience in teaching, administration or consultancy work and evidence of developing new programmes in public health will be added advantages.

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

Senior Lecturer

Candidates should have (i) Master’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Master of Public Health with specialization in Environmental Health or Occupational Health, (ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or Occupational Health or Public health with at least a 2(i) pass / GPA of at least 3.6, (iii)  at least 3 years of teaching experience at a comparable University or institution, (iv) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 6 publications with research interest in public health, 4 of which should be refereed journal articles reflecting a spread of national, regional and international journals and/or publishing outlets; (v) lead and/ or single author in at least 2 refereed journal articles or book chapters, (vi) evidence of engagement in service; (vii) evidence of effective academic leadership, a relevant PhD, multi-disciplinary experience in teaching, research, administration or consultancy work and evidence of developing new programmes in public health will be added advantages.

The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) 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.

Signed letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  Applicants should indicate clearly the post applied for, quote the vacancy number and provide current curriculum vitae (CV), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, and three work-related reference letters sent directly to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, Private Bag UB 00712, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 5689;  Fax (267) 3974538; e-mail: tsimako@mopipi.ub.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. 

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 246, Office 303.

NB:  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 


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