Due Date: May 31, 2019

Applications for the African Research Study Universities Alliance (ARUA) Post-doctoral Fellowship 2019 are now open. The African Research Study Universities Alliance ( ARUA) is looking for post-doctoral fellows to sign up with a 5 year research study program entitled ‘Movement and Sociality in Africa’s Emerging Urban.’

This effort is an academic action to extraordinary levels of urbanisation and movement driven by dispute, aspiration, and respatialising economies. It is planned to establish African-based contributions to theories of human movement and changing modes of social engagement, authority, representation and expression.

This effort combines 5 African Universities committed to cultivating a generation of African scholars who can improve worldwide social theory and academic discussions on movement, cities and social modification. It assures to open brand-new academic frontiers and boost the quality of pedagogy and collaborations while favorably changing the continent’s universities. The effort is committed to cultivating interdisciplinarity, engagement with the arts, and innovative research study and outreach methods.

Partner Organizations

Fellows might be embedded at one of the following organizations:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Ghana, Legon
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • University of Zimbabwe, Harare


  • Candidates need to have finished a suitable social science or liberal arts PhD by the start of the fellowship. Unique choice will be provided to those who have actually studied or dealt with ARUA members or associated universities. These consist of Addis Ababa University; University of Cape Town; University of Dar es Salaam; Cheikh Anta Diop University;-LRB- ******************) University of Ibadan; University of KwaZulu-Natal; University of Ghana; University of Lagos;-LRB- *****************) Obafemi Awolowo University; Makerere University; University of Nairobi; National University of Rwanda; University of Pretoria; Rhodes University; University of Stellenbosch; University of Witwatersrand;-LRB- ***************).
  • Just trainees who have actually finished their degrees within the last 3 years will be thought about;-LRB- ***************).
  • Post-doctoral fellows will be anticipated to be based for a 1 year duration at one of the 5 partner universities. Fellows will be anticipated to take part in an exchange program or collective activity with several of the task partners;-LRB- ***************).
  • Fellows are anticipated to take part actively in University life while devoting the majority of their time preparing previous research study for publication in academic outlets. Throughout their time they will be anticipated to lead several workshop on their work and get ready for future research study efforts.


Applications need to consist of:

  • A cover letter summing up previous research study, credentials, and the area for the post-doctoral fellow. Candidates need to likewise show if they would think about being hosted by an alternative organization;-LRB- ***************).
  • A total scholastic CV;-LRB- ***************).
  • A brief proposition (1500 word optimum) laying out a yearlong research study and publishing program;-LRB- ***************).
  • 3 expert recommendation letters talking to capabilities to release, work collaboratively, and advancement a future research study program;-LRB- ***************).
  • A composing sample of not more than 15,000 words (e.g., book or argumentation chapter; short article).

All inquiries and application products need to be emailed to [email protected]

For more details, go to ARUA Fellowship

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