Dean of Social Sciences
University of Botswana Faculty of Social Sciences

Dean-Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences


Vacancy No: Fss/Fo 1/2021

DUTIES: The Dean shall participate in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the academic policies and strategic plans of the University and shall promote excellence in the teaching, research and engagement programmes of the University. He/she shall provide academic leadership to the Faculty by planning, directing and coordinating the formulation and implementation of policies of the Faculty and by promoting engagement with relevant stakeholders.

By virtue of the office, the Dean shall be a member of all the boards and committees in the Faculty. In addition he/ she shall be a member of such committees of the Council and Senate as may be prescribed from time to time in the University Statutes.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have attained the rank of Associate Professor or above and must have been of that rank for at least twelve (12) months. In addition, the candidate should have excellent management, human relations and communication, organizational, analytical and coordinating skills. A very good understanding of the University’s system of governance will be an advantage as will be experience in student welfare and stakeholder engagement.

DURATION OF TERM OF OFFICE: The Dean shall be appointed for a minimum of three (3) years and may be re-appointed for a further term of three (3) years on the basis of satisfactory performance.

Applicants are to address the stated qualifications in their application letters and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, and email), names of referees and three (3) reference letters.

 Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the address below, before the stipulated closing date.

Send complete documentation to:

The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Bag UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355-2556; E-mail:  

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date:                Open Until Filled                    

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