JOB – Postdoctoral Fellow – “Democracy, Heritage & Citizenship”

Please note the closing date of 30 September and starting date of 1 December.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Democracy, Heritage and Citizenship

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, to work on the Research Niche Area of “Democracy, Heritage and Citizenship”, which is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and supported by the Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre at the University of Fort Hare.
The Post Doctoral Fellow will work under the guidance of the Research Niche Area Leader, Dr Christopher Allsobrook.

The Post Doc Fellow will be expected to produce collaborative and individual research into the relevant field of inquiry (to write research papers on topics tackled by the research area and to disseminate research, for instance, at conferences) and to contribute to the project in other ways, for example, by helping to supervise Postgraduate students and to organise seminars

• A PhD in a relevant Humanity or Social Sciences discipline (Social or Political Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, History) and a strong research interest in at least two of the focus areas.

• Publication track record

• Ability to work in a trans-disciplinary context

• Ability to work independently and develop projects and undertake research

• Excellent social and team working skills

• Fluent in written and spoken English

The value of the fellowship is R 200,000.00 (not taxed)

The duration of the fellowship is 12 months and must start before December 2014

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2014

Send a letter of application to Nobulali Tokwe (, accompanied by:

• The Title and Abstract of your doctoral thesis;

• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate;

• A copy of your Identity Document;

• A comprehensive curriculum vitae including list of publications

• Indication of proposed research (300-500 words)

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