Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor: Department Of Mathematical Sciences: Faculty Of Science

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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor: Department Of Mathematical Sciences: Faculty Of Science :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the largest and comprehensive Open & Distance e- Learning (ODeL) university in Zimbabwe that offers lifelong learning in an affordable and flexible manner.

Suitably qualified, experienced and motivated candidates are invited to apply for the following vacant position that has arisen in the Zimbabwe Open University.
Women candidates and the differently abled persons are encouraged to apply.

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor: Department Of Mathematical Sciences: Faculty Of Science: Bulawayo Regional Campus (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

• Leading in the development and launching of new programmes;
• Developing and producing of distance Teaching and Open Learning materials including writing modules;
• Developing, designing, outlining, reviewing or rebranding a minimum of one (1) programme per year;
• Able to conduct a minimum of two (2) tutorials per semester;
• Carrying out applied research to develop innovations for industrialisation;
• Promoting the University wide initiatives;
• Establishing partnerships with industry and local communities;
• Engaging in community service;
• Interfacing with other Faculties;
• Engaging in University service;
• Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Chairperson of the Department; and
• Be able to teach at least three (3) of the following courses: Vector Calculus or Ordinary and Partial Differential Equation or Mechanics or Mathematical Programming or Complex variables.

Qualifications and Experience

• A minimum of a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from a recognized University, is a prerequisite;
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics;
• Possession of a PhD in Mathematics is an added advantage;
• Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of mathematical packages;
• A minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in an institution of Higher Learning is a requirement;
• Knowledge of distance education would be an added advantage;
• Computer literacy is a must;

How to Apply


Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications consisting of the following documents: application letter, certified educational and professional certificates as well as transcripts and curriculum vitae with contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) referees as follows:

• in PDF format as a single document to: [email protected]


• as hard copies which consist of ten (10) sets of each of the above listed documents. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

Applications should be received not later than 6 November 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Human Resources
Zimbabwe Open University
P O Box MP 1119
Mount Pleasant


Hand delivered to

3rd Floor
Corner House
Cnr S. Machel/L. Takawira

The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is a State University mandated by the government of Zimbabwe through an Act of Parliament, ZOU Act (Chapter 25:20) to provide Higher Education through Open and Di...

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