Post-docs in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg

Call for applications, deadline 31 January 2017

South African Research Chair in Social Change

requests applications for

Post-doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral, MA and Honours bursaries

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

The chair seeks to appoint three new Post-doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs). Positions are normally tenable for two years, with a review at the end of the first year and possible extension for a third year. Achievement will be measured by publication submissions. PDRFs receive R240,000 per annum (tax free). Research within the Chair’s focus area is preferred (see below). Applicants may come from any country.

Doctoral bursaries

The Chair seeks to appoint two doctoral bursars. Successful candidates will receive a bursary for three years and are expected to submit their dissertation in this period. They will be registered at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Doctoral bursars receive R100,000 per year, and can supplement their income with non-NRF bursaries and up to 15 hours per week employment. Research within the Chair’s focus area is preferred (see below). Only South African applicants will be considered.

MA bursaries

The Chair seeks to appoint at least two MA bursars. Successful candidates will receive a bursary for two years and are expected to submit their dissertation within 18 months. They will be registered at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). MA bursars receive R70,000 per year, but can supplement their income with non-NRF bursaries and up to 15 hours per week employment. Only South African applicants will be considered.

Honours bursaries

The Chair seeks to appoint four honours bursars. Candidates must be registered for a full- time honours degree at the University of Johannesburg. Honours bursars receive R40,000 but can supplement their income with non-NRF bursaries and up to 15 hours per week employment. Only South African applicants will considered. 

South African Research Chair in Social Change

The Chair is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, administered by the National Research Foundation, and located within UJ’s Centre for Social Change. It is interdisciplinary, and bursars are registered in various departments including Sociology, Anthropology and Development Studies, Historical Studies, and those within the School of Communication. Its current focus is on Protests, Strikes and Revolution. The chair holder is Prof. Peter Alexander. Other senior members of the centre include Dr Luke Sinwell, Dr Carin Runciman and Dr Trevor Ngwane. The centre places strong emphasis on collegiality, and members are expected to participate in a seminar held on Friday afternoon in term time.

Applications  

All applications must include a letter of motivation, CV and names and contact details of at least two academic referees. PDRF applicants should also send a two page summary of their thesis, and bursary applicants should send a copy of their academic transcript. Applications for MA bursaries must be received by 24 January, for PDRFs and doctoral bursaries by 31 January, and for honours bursaries by 7 February. They should be addressed to Mrs. Lucinda Becorny, llanden@uj.ac.za. Prof. Alexander seeks to respond to requests for further information from PDRF and doctoral applicants by 17 January 2017. 

Posted: 
14/01/2017