Assistant Director in Academic Development
University of Botswana Centre for Academic Development

Assistant Director in Academic Development

Centre for Academic Development

Assistant Director in Academic Development


Duties: The successful candidate will (i) Work with the Deputy Director APRU to review, critically examine, propose and implement modifications to the academic programmes of the University of Botswana in line with its vision and mission. (ii) develop and implement across the University of Botswana, a coherent and systematic curriculum review process congruent with the policies of semesterisation and continuous quality improvement (iii) provide assistance to faculties, departments and individual within the University of Botswana and its affiliated institutions in the development or revision of programmes of study that are consistent with continuous quality improvement (iv) undertake applied research in order to promote quality curriculum development in higher education in Botswana (v) promote academic development through dissemination activities and (iv) provide academic service and leadership to the University of Botswana and its affiliate and other tertiary institutions within and outside Botswana.

Requirements: (i) Applicants should have a minimum qualification of a Masters’ degree in Education/curriculum Development. (ii) A PhD in a relevant academic discipline will be an added advantage; (iii) at least three years or equivalent at lecturer or above in relevant areas in a university or equivalent institution; (iii) experience in academic development in a university or equivalent institution; curriculum development and review in higher education, quality assurance in higher education, academic staff training and development, institutional benchmarks, quality management excellence models and evaluation systems; (iv) a strong record of relevant research and publication; (v) excellent interpersonal and communication skills, (vi) evidence of organizational and human resource development skills, a high level of computer skills and knowledge about standards relating to quality assurance; (vii)membership of professional quality assurance bodies will be an added advantage.

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

How To Apply Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and the requirements for the position and provide any other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position. You should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for; provide current CVs (including telephone and telefax numbers and email address), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees. Applicants should also inform their referees to: (i) Quote the vacancy number of position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the address below before the closing date.

Send your application to:

The Centre Administrator, Centre for Academic Development, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00710, Gaborone, Botswana (telephone 355 2508/4526; email:

Please note that applications with incomplete information will not be acknowledged. Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 238, Office 104/107.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Closing Date: 28th January 2022

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