Professor/Reader (Associate Professor)/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

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MUST would like to engage suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions tenable in academic and administration departments:


Professor/Reader (Associate Professor)/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

The University is looking for candidates with a proven track record of commitment, excellence in teaching, research and resource mobilization.

The main purpose for the positions is to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The core elements of the job are as follows:

  1. Teaching and devising best learning approaches for students.
  2. Assisting students’ academic work and doing students’ supervision.
  3. Carrying out research, consultancy and outreach activities.
  4. Scholarly publishing.
  5. Participating in curriculum development and/or curriculum revision.
  6. Providing academic guidance to students.
  7. Senior academics are expected to mentor the new and junior generation of academics.

Interested candidates should possess the following attributes:

Candidates must be those with strong knowledge of the subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contribution to teaching and research.

Specific knowledge and competencies are required for the following positions:

1. Radiography
• Digital Radiography
• Sonography
• Computerised Tomography (CT)
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Mammography
• Radiotherapy

2. Geo-Informatics
• Spatial Database Management
• GIS Programming
• Geospatial Systems Analysis and Design
• Geophysics

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Those with proven record of ability to attract funding, conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of high quality publications, or other research outputs in their relevant fields, shall have added advantage.

Candidates must have ability to work collaboratively.

• A PhD in the relevant area.

Previous Experience

Research expertise and experience in their field of specialisation
Teaching and assessment of students work at undergraduate or postgraduate level at tertiary education institutions.
Proven experience in curriculum development in science and technology within a university setting.
Ability to attract funding.
Engagement with scholarly/professional community.
Ability to mentor students.
Participation in community engagement activities.
Experience in supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Track record of scholarly publications in recognized peer reviewed journals.

Personal Qualities


Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses, prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Demonstrated ability to prepare curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.
Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.
Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning, including student internships and liaison with industry to increase student industry engagement.
Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.
Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
Demonstrated ability to manage an academic degree team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within the university.
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.
Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.


Willingness to be committed to the Vision and Mission of the Malawi University of Science and Technology.


Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and attributes should submit their applications, together with up-to-date curriculum vitae plus copies of their academic qualifications, professional qualifications and copies of registration certificates with relevant regulatory bodies (where applicable) not later than 30th April, 2021. The curriculum vitae must include the following: the candidate’s names in full; date of birth; academic qualifications; work experience; and names and e-mail addresses of three traceable referees.

Applications must be submitted to:

University Registrar
Malawi University of Science & Technology
P.O. Box 5196
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

All electronic applications must be duly signed. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

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