Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Call for Applications: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

Deadline: 30 November 2014

Number of visits: 1426

DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy

University of South Africa

The DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy invites applications into its Postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme. Successful candidates will join an exciting research team working on the theme of “Rethinking Social Policy: in search of inclusive development”. The research sub-themes include:

1. Rethinking Poverty:
2. Comparative Social Policy:
3. ‘Non-Formal’ Social Policy:

Applicants should have at least one publication in a journal or conference proceedings. All applications for the postdoctoral fellowship should be sent directly to the SARChI Chair.

Applications documents should include:
• A research plan,
• Current curriculum vitae,
• Full academic records (transcripts and certificates),
• A copy each of published work(s), and
• A completed UNISA Postdoctoral Fellowship (RD PDF 001) form.

Please contact Ms Ngobeni (details below) for an e-copy of the form. Applications may be sent by post or e-mail:

By Post: “Post-doctoral Application, SARChI Chair in Social Policy, Archie Mafeje Research institute, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria 0003, South Africa.”

By Email: Bridgette Ngobeni (sarchisp@unisa.ac.za). Please insert “Post-doctoral Application, SARChI Chair in Social Policy” in the e-mail subject line.

South African (citizens and permanent residents) women, and black candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong competencies in quantitative research and data analysis are encouraged to apply.

The selection process will include formal interviews of the shortlisted applicants.

UNISA offers highly competitive and generous rates for successful post-doctoral applicants.

For further details, please contact Bridgette Ngobeni (+27 12 337 6114 or sarchisp@unisa.ac.za) or Professor Jimi Adesina (adesij@unisa.ac.za).

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before 30 November 2014.




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