Professor of Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Private Bag 16
City: 
Palapye
State/Province: 
Central District
Country: 
Botswana
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The position is tenable at the BIUST and is offered on a fixed term contract of five (5) years

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

BIUST is rapidly developing its capabilities in Astronomy towards becoming an internationally-recognized centre of excellence in the subject. The University is already designated as the Host Institution of the Botswana African VLBI Network node as part of the nation’s participation in the Square Kilometer Array project and has ambitious plans to develop both optical and other radio astronomy facilities in conjunction with its international partners. The appointment of a Professor of Astronomy is a key part of this strategy.

KEY COMPETENCIES/ SKILLS

  • In-depth understanding of own specialization to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field.
  • Ability to prepare and submit proposals and applications to external bodies e.g. for funding and accreditation purposes.
  • Understanding of academic management structures and their functioning.
  • Excellent knowledge of the international academic discipline environment.
  • Involvement in professional activities where applicable.
  • Effective communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A PhD or equivalent in Astronomy or a related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience (after obtaining PhD degree) in teaching and research at university level.
  • A record of recent and continued publications (minimum of 30 publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals), including evidence of lead-author publications.
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral Level.
  • Record of attracting research grants.
  • Engagement in projects/services that benefit the university, profession, and the community.
  • Demonstrated and sustained excellent leadership in academic and professional fields.
  • The University offers an internationally competitive package commensurate with qualification and experience.

If you meet the requirements above, please send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae including at least three (3) recent professional references to;

Director, Human Resources at the email address below.

recruitment.phyastronomy@biust.ac.bw

Processing of applications will commence on 01 April 2021

The advert is open until filled.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

For any further enquiries, you may call Ms Taolo/ Ms Oleseng at 4931307/ 4931316

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$78000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
(using the Pula to Dollar exchange rate on 9 Feb 2021)
Included Benefits: 

A housing allowance of 20% of salary and a gratuity of 25% of salary are payable in addition

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Director, Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
BIUST
Email: 
recruitment.phyastronomy@biust.ac.bw
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Greg Hillhouse
Email: 
hillhouseg@biust.ac.bw