Job Opportunities

The Copperbelt University is a Public University established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987. The University’s core business is Teaching, Research and Community Engagement as a service to the nation. The University is an equal opportunity employer and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to fill in the following Lecturer positions in the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.



  1. Biostatistician           (01 Position)
  2. Bioinformatician          (01 Position)

Job Purpose                       

The successful candidate must have the ability to conduct high-quality research with the potential to create impact, secure research funding from local and international funders and exercise leadership. The candidate must also have the capacity to deliver outstanding teaching across a range of programmes and contribute to the administration of the School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs teaching duties at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Invigilates examinations including tests tutorials and seminars; supervises theses, dissertations, practical work and placements; mentors on projects and other academic activities; as well as promote academic well-being and growth of students.
  • Assess students continuously, set and mark, assignments, tests and examination papers (including theses and dissertations) within established time frames and seek to improve their teaching performance through, appropriate means, including giving due consideration to feedback from students, peers and heads of departments.
  • Undertakes original individual and collaborative research.
  • Participates in the organisation of courses in the area of specialization in collaboration with other staff.
  • Participates in a collegial manner in the administration of academic affairs at department/school and university levels.
  • Delivers a high-quality learning environment for students and contributes to the development of new and exciting courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Prepares and delivers modules, contributes specialist topics to other modules, dissertation supervision, develops the curriculum, industrial liaison as well as research.
  • Creates new research groups in the department and works with colleagues to build both research capacity and deliver impact.
  • Inspires and motivates students and colleagues by keeping abreast of classical and current knowledge of practical and theoretical issues in areas of specialisation.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualifications and Experience


  1. Biostatistician     


  • Grade 12 or its equivalent with 5 “0” levels including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a bias towards Statistics.
  • Master of Science Degree in Biology with a bias towards Statistics.
  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of lecturing/research experience.


  1. Bioinformatician


  • Grade 12 or its equivalent with 5 “0” levels including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics.
  • Master of Science degree in Bioinformatics with a bias towards Computational Biology.
  • PhD in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of lecturing/research experience.

Required Competencies and Behavioral Attributes

  • Be able to conduct research and teaching across a range of programmes.
  • To supervise and assess students at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team and contribute fully to the work of the department.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Reporting Relationships

  • Immediate Supervisor:  Head of Department
  • Salary Scale: ACS 04 – ACS 06


Interested applicants meeting the above specifications should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of Academic and Professional Certificates and three (3) names of referees, two (2) of whom must be Professionally acquainted with the applicant.


The applications in hard copies should be submitted to the undersigned not later than Tuesday 27th June 2023. Soft copies MUST be submitted as a single file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Clearly state the job title being applied for on the envelope or in the subject line for email applications.


The Registrar

The Copperbelt University

Plot 4692, Jambo Drive, Riverside

P O Box 21692




**Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted**