Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research, Development and Innovation

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Botswana (BW)
Oct 14, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 13, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University is looking for qualified and experienced individual for the below stated position;

The successful candidate will be appointed on a renewable fixed term contract of up to five years.



Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) is the first research intensive university established by the Government of Botswana and is committed to both fundamental and applied research with particular emphasis on the economy of Botswana. A key strategy of the University is to build strong partnerships with a number of world-class Universities together with a host of regional, national and international public and private sector enterprises.

The campus is located in Palapye, a fast growing town with hotels, a power station, banking facilities and several industries.

The current leadership team is made up of an exceptional talented group of individuals recruited from both local and international markets. To complement this “spirited’’ team and reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, the University is seeking to identify a leader for the Research, Development and Innovation Division.

Main purpose of the post

The primary role of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Development and Innovation is to develop and advance the University’s profile in world-class research and research training in an increasingly competitive environment both nationally and internationally.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Development and Innovation will have to demonstrate a high record of achievement in leadership and the strategic management of research activities (including the ability to raise research funds), development of research and innovation  policies and procedures. The candidate must have the ability to lead, inspire and motivate teams, including liaising and collaborating with Academics, Senior Management and Faculties in undertaking operational responsibility for research development and innovation.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 10(ten) years as a full Professor with experience in Research, Administration, innovation and fund raising as well as a minimum of 3 (three) years’ experience in a Senior Administrative role (at the level of Dean or above). 

The applicant must also have Doctorate Degree in a Science, Engineering or Technology discipline from a research based University. Strong academic credentials attested by a full professorship in a similar institution is also a requirement. 

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Submission Method

Interested candidates with relevant qualifications must send a motivational letter, certified copies of educational certificates together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three (3) professional reference letters to:

For any further enquiries, you may contact Mr. Monageng Monageng (Acting Director Human Resources) at (+267) 4901303/2 or Mrs. Tshegofatso Kesamang (+267) 4901305

CLOSING DATE:  open until filled 

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