Associate Professor in Statistics
University of Botswana Department of Statistics

Associate Professor in Statistics (1 Contract Position)





Applicants are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: i) teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses especially: Non-parametric inference, Multivariate statistics, probability theory, Reliability theory, and Bayesian Inference ii) supervise undergraduate, Master, and Ph.D. student research as the need may arise; iii) participate in all academic and professional activities of the department including research; iv) carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Candidates should have: i) At least a relevant doctorate in Statistics ii) At least 6 years teaching experience at university or comparable institution; iii) An excellent cumulative and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 pieces of research products published by recognized publishers, 8 of which should be articles in refereed/accredited journals in internationally recognized indexing databases. The remaining 4 publications could be journal articles, books 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 2 peer-reviewed publications every 3 years; v) Sustained research activity – ongoing externally supported research (e.g. funded/commissioned; vi) be lead and/or single author in at least one-third of the required referred journal articles; vii) Publications should be spread nationally and 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 text in other institutions, etc. ix) recognized as being of at least national research standing (e.g. reviewer of for refereed/accredited national and regional publishers); editorial board member of at least a national publisher in a relevant field; invitation keynote speaker at national and/or international conferences x) Evidence of governance and social engagement activities; xi). The following will be added advantages: i) Preferred area of specialization is in one of the following: Non-parametric inference, Multivariate, Bayesian and Probability/Reliability (ii) Sustained research activity; on-going internally supported research; iii) Research awards and other forms of research recognition, where appropriate. iv) Examiner/moderator/assessor for undergraduate and/or graduate projects nationally and v) Effective and experience in running a program/course. etc.

The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications clearly specifying titles of publications, ISBN numbers, (for books, book chapters and conference proceedings), dates published, name of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any and number of pages. The work should be categorized into books, book chapters, referred journals, non-refereed works, and consultancies.

How to Apply: SIGNED applications letters are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University determine your suitability for the position. Applicants should indicate clearly the position applied for; quoting the vacancy number.  Applicants should provide current CVs which must include contact information (telephone/mobile numbers, e-mail address, postal address and fax number), certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts and THREE (3) reference letters to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 4894; Fax (267) 318 5099; E-mail:

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.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 240, Office No. 137: (240/137).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Closing date:  Open until filled

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