Lecturer in Portuguese
University of Botswana Portuguese Studies

Portuguese Studies

Faculty of Humanities

Portuguese Studies Programme

Lecturer in Portuguese Language


The University of Botswana is introducing a Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese Language and Lusophone Studies. Therefore, the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a lecturer qualified to teach Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures and Literatures.

Duties: The successful candidate will: (i) teach European Portuguese as a Foreign Language; (ii) be expected to produce didactic material and examine students in levels A1 to B2 that are offered by LAPE (Language Centre of Certification and Evaluation in Portuguese as a Foreign Language); (iii) undertake individual research or in collaboration with colleagues within or outside the Department; (iv) provide service to the University, the profession and the community and; (v) perform any other duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements: Applicants should have: (i) at least a Master’s degree in Portuguese Studies or Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign/Second Language or an equivalent programme; and (ii) a Bachelor’s degree Level in which Portuguese Studies was a major with at least 2(i) pass/GPA of at least 3.6; (iii) show evidence of engagement in research and service; (iv) Candidates should have Portuguese native speaker fluency or have C1 level (according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in European Portuguese; (v) Candidates should have a working knowledge of English; (vi) The successful candidate must be able to teach European Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures.  The following will be added advantages: (a) Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign/Second Language; (b) a PhD in a relevant field; (c) teaching experience at a University or comparable institution and demonstration of effective academic leadership.

Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply: SIGNED letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University determine your suitability for the position. Applicants should indicate clearly the position applied for; quoting the vacancy number.  Applicants should provide current CVs which must include contact information (telephone/mobile numbers, e-mail address, postal address and fax number), certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts and THREE (3) reference letters (all translated into English) to: The Human Resource Manager, Faculty of Humanities, Private Bag 00703, Gaborone, Botswana. E-mail: tshoganetsom@mopipi.ub.bw Tel (267) 3552642, Fax (267) 3185098.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to office 123 at Block 239, University of Botswana.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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