Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Staff Associate/Assistant lecturer Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography, Earth Sciences and the Environment (GESE) at the University of Malawi.


Physical Geographers are natural scientists concerned with all the processes, relationships and patterns in the natural environment such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere; how they are changing, affecting people and informing responses. These are categorised into various branches or related fields such as geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography, meteorology, climatology, soil geography, oceanography, geomatics and landscape ecology. A physical geographer should therefore be able to understand these scientific processes, relationships and patterns; apply the scientific knowledge and skills to analyse and model the physical geographical phenomena, patterns and behaviours for informed decisions.


  • Applicants for the Staff Associate position should possess a Bachelor of Science degree from a reputable and accredited institution majoring in Geography and specifically physical geography, passed with at least a credit. Those with an Honours degree can be considered for Assistant Lecturer.

  • Applicants for the Lecturer position should have at least a Master of Science Degree in Geography with a bias in Physical Geography or PhD in Physical Geography, subsequent to a Bachelor of Science Degree with Credit from a reputable and accredited institution.

  • Applicants for position of Senior Lecturer and above should have a minimum of a PhD in Physical Geography, subsequent to a Bachelor of Science Degree with Credit from a reputable and accredited institution and should also demonstrate in their resume an excellent research record and academic leadership.

Duties and responsibilities

Successful candidates for this position will be undertaking, among others, the following duties:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to teach Hydrology, Meteorology and Climatology and other physical geography courses as assigned.

  2. Conducting research in their area of specialization.

  3. Participating in departmental, school, and university-wide committees.

  4. Being part of academic consultants within the broader areas of the department.

  5. Participating in outreach programs of the department.

Application Procedure

Applications stating the post being applied for, including detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees should be submitted to:

The Registrar,
University of Malawi,
P.O. Box 280,

To reach The Registrar not later than 31st March, 2023. Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.