Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Botswana, Department of Psychology








The Department of Psychology is looking for an innovative psychologist who can assist in developing psychology as an academic and professional discipline in Botswana.


Duties: The successful candidates will be expected to: (i) teach psychology courses; (ii) supervise research projects and practicums; (iii) initiate, promote and participate in research; (iv) provide academic leadership through programme development, clinical consultation, stakeholder engagements, and research; (v) act as a mentor to junior academic staff; (vi) raise/solicit research funds from funding agencies within and outside the country; (vii) participate in all academic and professional activities of the department; (viii) carry out any other responsibilities as and when assigned by the Head of Department.


Requirements: Candidates should have or be: (i) an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (e.g. Bachelor of Psychology, BA or BSc in Psychology combined or single major) from a recognized institution; (ii) a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organisational Psychology, Community Psychology, Developmental/Child Psychology, Applied/General Psychology, Couple and Family Psychology, Clinical/Counselling Psychology, and/or Neuropsychology from a recognized university or institution with accredited Psychology programmes; (iii) registered or eligible to be registered with the Botswana Health Professions Council (BHPC); (iv) at least 5 years of teaching experience at a University or comparable institution; (v) have a good and sustained record of research and publications with at least 12 publications, 8 of which should be refereed journal articles in Psychology discipline; lead and/or single authored in at least 6 refereed journal articles or book chapters; (vi) evidence of service to University, the Profession and the Community; (vii) evidence of effective academic leadership; (viii) the following will be an added advantage: an earned Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Industrial-Organisational Psychology, Community Psychology, Developmental/Child Psychology, Applied/General Psychology, Couple and Family Psychology, Clinical/Counselling Psychology, and/or Neuropsychology; experience in supervising students’ research projects and/or practicums. The curriculum vitae (CV) should contain a detailed list of publications; clearly specifying titles of publications, dates published, name(s) of publishers and name(s) of co-authors if any. Publications should be categorized into: books, monographs, refereed and non-refereed journals, chapters in books, etc.


Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applicants should submit certified copies of theirs qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide a current CV (including telephone and telefax numbers, and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates and transcripts, samples of their publications, names, addresses and contact details of three referees. Applicants should inform their referees to (i) quote the vacancy number (ii) position applied for, and (iii) submit their references directly to the address stated below before the stipulated closing date. Send your application to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel. (267) 355 4894 Fax (267) 318 5099. E-mail:


Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 137 at Block 240.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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