BOTSWANA INTL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Forensic Biology

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The University is looking for qualified and experienced individuals for the below stated positions;

The positions are tenable at the BIUST

Both positions are offered on fixed term contract of five (5) years or pensionable terms.

FACULTY OF SCIENCES

Chemical and Forensic Sciences

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN FORENSIC BIOLOGY (1 POSITION) AND A LECTURER IN FORENSIC BIOLOGY (1 POSITION)

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE PER POSITION

Minimum requirements

1.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  • A PhD in Forensic Sciences or MSc in Forensic Science and PhD in a related discipline or PhD in related discipline and professional experience in Forensic Biology.
  • A minimum of six (6) years post-doctoral experience of Forensic Science teaching and research.
  • Experience in design of a Forensic Science curriculum commensurate with international standards will be an added advantage.
  • Proven specialist knowledge and experience in the forensic analysis of DNA evidence, DNA profiling, forensic genetics; the applications and use of various forensic science laboratory techniques as well as statistical interpretations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the investigation and handling of various types of crime scenes.
  • Ability to teach forensic entomology, forensic botany, wildlife forensics and next generation sequencing.
  • Must be able to set-up and supervise a DNA laboratory.
  • A record of recent and continued publications in Forensic Biology (minimum of 16 publications in reputable peer reviewed journals). 
  • Should be able to teach introductory forensic science courses.
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students at the Master and Doctoral level.
  • Record of attracting research grants.
  • Demonstrated and sustained excellent leadership in academic and professional field.

2. SENIOR LECTURER

  • A PhD in Forensic Sciences or MSc in Forensic Science and PhD in a related discipline or PhD in related discipline and professional experience in Forensic Biology.
  • A minimum of two (2) years post-doctoral experience of Forensic Science teaching and research.
  • Experience in design of a Forensic Science curriculum commensurate with international standards will be an added advantage.
  • Proven specialist knowledge and experience in the forensic analysis of DNA evidence, DNA profiling, forensic genetics; the applications and use of various forensic science laboratory techniques as well as statistical interpretations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the investigation and handling of various types of crime scenes.
  • Ability to teach forensic entomology, forensic botany, wildlife forensics and next generation sequencing.
  • Must be able to set-up and supervise a DNA laboratory.
  • A record of recent and continued publications in Forensic Biology and other forensic fields (minimum of 8 publications in reputable peer reviewed journals).
  • Should be able to teach introductory forensic science courses.
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students at the Master and Doctoral level is an added advantage.
  • Record of attracting research grants is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated and sustained excellent leadership in academic and Professional field is an added advantage.

3. LECTURER IN FORENSIC BIOLOGY

  • A PhD in Forensic Sciences or MSc in Forensic Science and PhD in a related discipline or PhD in related discipline and professional experience in Forensic Biology.
  • Proven specialist knowledge and experience in the forensic analysis of DNA evidence, DNA profiling, forensic genetics, the applications and use of various forensic science laboratory techniques as well as statistical interpretations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the investigation and handling of various types of crime scenes.
  • Ability to teach forensic entomology, forensic botany, wildlife forensics and next generation sequencing.
  • Should be able to teach introductory forensic science courses.
  • Should be able to set-up and supervise a DNA laboratory.
  • Teaching experience and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students will be considered as added advantages.
  • Record of attracting research grants is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated and sustained excellent leadership in academic and Professional field is an added advantage. 
  • Research and publications will be considered as added advantage.

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

The University offers an attractive package commensurate with qualification and experience.

If you meet the requirements of the above stated positions 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.chemforensic@biust.ac.bw

The advert is open until filled. Processing of applications will commence September 30th 2020

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

For any further enquiries, you may call Ms. Taolo or Ms. Oleseng at 4931307/ 493131

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