Associate Professor/Senior Research Scholar/Research Scholar in Hydrology via ResearchGate

University of Botswana

Maun, Botswana 🇧🇼

Duties: The successful candidate will conduct research focusing on the understanding of various aspects of hydrological processes in the Okavango Delta, particularly flooding dynamics, evapo-transpiration and vegetation/ water relations. This involves the formulation of broad research projects, (successful) preparation and submission of research proposals, organizing and conducting field measurement campaigns, design and implementation of observation networks, analysis and interpretation of data, and presentation of results in the form of scientific journal articles and oral presentations to various audiences. The candidate will also be expected to teach, supervise students and mentoring of junior staff.

Requirements:

Associate Professor: Applicants should have: (i) a Master’s Degree with specialization in Hydrology, preferably focusing on wetland hydrology; (ii) have at least three (3) years of research/teaching experience at a University or comparable institution; (iii) have a good and sustained record of research and publications of at least twenty one (21) publications, fourteen (14) of which should be refereed journal articles or book chapters and should be a lead and/or sole author in at least eleven (11) of these; (iv) the overall  profile of research should provide evidence of research mentorship of junior scholars; (v) evidence of service to University, the Profession and the Community; (vi) evidence of effective academic leadership. Ability to lead collaborative research including multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teamwork, experience in wetland research, preferably focusing on tropical or sub-tropical wetlands, and ideally on southern African wetlands, and a PhD focusing on wetland hydrology will be added advantages.

Senior Research Scholar: Applicants should have: (i) a Master’s Degree with specialization in Hydrology, preferably focusing on wetland hydrology;(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrology with at least an aggregate pass of at least 65%/GPA of at least 3.6 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent;  (iii) at least one (1) year research/ teaching experience at a University or a comparable institute or one (1) year of relevant professional experience; (iv) a cumulative and sustained record of research and have at least ten (10) publications, seven  (7) of which should be refereed journal articles or book chapters and should be a lead and/or sole author in at least three (3) of these; (v) evidence of engagement in service. Evidence of effective academic leadership, ability to lead collaborative research including multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teamwork, experience in wetland research, preferably focusing on tropical or sub-tropical wetlands, and ideally on southern African wetlands and a PhD focusing on wetland hydrology will be added advantages.

Research Scholar: Applicants should hold: a Master’s Degree with specialization in Hydrology, preferably focusing on wetland hydrology; (ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrology with at least a 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6 on a scale of 5.0 or equivalent; (iii) show evidence of engagement in research and service. A PhD focusing on wetland hydrology will be added advantage.       

How to Apply: SIGNED Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. Applicants  should indicate clearly the position applied for, quote the vacancy numbers; provide current CVs which must include  contact information (telephone/mobile numbers, email address, postal address and fax number), certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts and THREE (3)  reference letters to: The Institute Administrator, Okavango Research Institute, Private Bag 285 Maun, Botswana or e-mail via the application button. Tel. 267 6817223; Fax. 267 6861835. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office number N0. 2, Porta cabin E1.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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