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Assistant Programme Director in the Department of Radiology University Botswana

Job Description

faculty of medicine

department of radiology




The University of Botswana ( is the largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning in the country. It has opened the country’s first Faculty of Medicine and is affiliated to an adjacent new state-of-art 450-bed, the Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital. The first MBBS undergraduate intake was in August 2009. Undergraduate medical training is by a Problem Based Learning [PBL] Hybrid approach, which is integrated and community oriented. The Faculty of Medicine runs quite a number of Masters of Medicine (MMed) (residency) programmes.


Duties: the successful applicant will be required to; (i) assist the Head of the Department (HOD) in the education of medical students, radiology residents and junior members of the clinical care team; (ii) assist the HOD in the set up and initiation of a new residency (MMed) programme in Radiology; (iii) coordinate and manage the MMed programme once initiated; (iv) work with the HOD and the teaching hospital leadership to optimise Radiology clinical teaching, quality patient care and research; (v) participate in relevant research;  (vi) work with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Deputy Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, HOD and hospital leadership to set priorities in education, research, service, recruitment and infrastructure enhancement; (vii) assist the HOD to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of academic programmes; (viii) act for the HOD as may be required and perform any other duty as may be assigned by the HOD.


Requirements: applicants should have; (i) at least a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery or other recognised medical qualification (MD); (ii) a specialist qualification in Radiology with a minimum of 5 years of post-specialisation experience in professional practice in Radiology.  Candidates with less than 5 years post-specialisation experience may also be considered. The qualification must be registerable by the Botswana Health Professions Council with a specialist status; (iii) must have been a lecturer (preferably Senior Lecturer) in the preceding 12 months prior to appointment; (iv) at least 1 year of distinctive record of leadership and administration of university level institution.


Attributes and skills required: (i) excellent communication, coordination and organisational skills; (ii) strong academic leadership skills and sympathy for the values and culture of the University; (iii) good management, human relations, and sound analytical and coordinating skills.  Candidates should have experience in an academic setting, including in teaching and research. The Department of Radiology is newly formed and is in need of senior leadership to help the HOD guide the formation of the programme and to mentor junior faculty.


Duration of the contracts: the above position is available for a restricted-term contract of three years and maybe renewed for a further term of three years on the basis of satisfactory performance.


Remuneration: the University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. For information on the University, please visit our website;

How to apply: applicants should address the stated qualification and provide any other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  They should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, skype and email address), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts, samples of the relevant publications, and names, addresses and contact details of three referees  and address these to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Medicine, Corner of Notwane and Mabuto Road, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00713 Gaborone, Botswana; or Email: tshoganetsom@UB.AC.BW. Applicants should inform their referees to:  (i) quote the vacancy number; (ii) position applied for, and; (iii) submit the references directly to the address stated above before the stipulated closing date.


Hand delivered applications should be sent to: Faculty of Medicine, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH), 3rd Floor, Office F4003 or F4004.