Call for Application_Postdoctoral Fellowships @ International Studies Group

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The International Studies Group (ISG) at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, has vacancies for postdoctoral Research Fellows starting in April 2023, with an annual stipend of ZAR 275,000. The positions are full-time for one year, with the possibility of extension for a further two years contingent on satisfactory progress. The ISG, headed by Professor Ian Phimister, is a research-intensive department, made up of post-doctoral Fellows and PhD students. Although the group particularly specialises in   Central and Southern African history, applications are encouraged from candidates with any specialisation in African and/or global and imperial history.






A PhD of not more than two years standing at the time of appointment

Previous experience of supervising student dissertations

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

Experience of departmental administration

A project to produce original research outputs

Proven track record of attracting external research funding


Application Process


Applicants are asked to send a CV, along with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position and their proposed research and publication plans. These should be emailed as one document to Ms Tari Gwena at by 12pm on 2nd February 2023. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 15 February. If you have not been contacted by this date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.