Due Date: March 31, 2019

The University of Ghana, Legon, is delighted to welcome applications for the position of Resident of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Research Studies, to start August 1, 2019.

The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Research studies was developed at the Institute of African Researches, University of Ghana in honour of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan African star and Ghana’s very first president, for his contributions to the intellectual life of the African World, and for his forecast of Africa on the world phase.

Candidates ought to be dedicated to pursuing their own research study programs, working together and sharing their competence with other scientists, and establishing interdisciplinary exchanges. Consultations will usually be for one scholastic year (August 1– July 31) however with the possibility of extension for a 2nd year.


Particularly, the Chair will be anticipated to:

  • Provide public lectures, consisting of an inaugural lecture, which will be released by the University;-LRB- ***************).
  • Conduct research study and/or produce and develop a social or cultural job;-LRB- ***************).
  • Produce a publishable manuscript on the research study originating from the period, where proper;-LRB- ***************).
  • Prepare a report detailing the outcomes attained at the end of the tenure duration;-LRB- ***************).
  • Help the University to raise resources to grow the endowment for the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Researches;-LRB- ***************).
  • Assist in advertising, and take part in the Biennial Kwame Nkrumah Intellectual and Cultural Celebration.


  • Income will depend upon the credentials and experience of the effective candidate however will usually be at the level of Teacher (disclosure upon brief listing).
  • The Chair will likewise be supplied with:.
    • Return company class ticket or comparable from his/her area to Accra.
    • Airport get.
    • Workplace lodging consisting of a computer system, printer, web gain access to and essential workplace products.
    • A Research Study Assistant and/or other assistance personnel.
    • Lodging and medical insurance coverage.
    • A research study grant.


  • Candidate will be a scholar or public figure who has a strong understanding of African/Africana/pan-African Research studies;-LRB- ***************).
  • Has a strong research study and publishing record, and has actually obtained difference in his/her discipline;-LRB- ***************).
  • She or he might likewise be a public intellectual or artist well versed in the native understanding and cultures of Africa.


The application pack ought to consist of the following:

  • Finished application for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Kind 1C) to be downloaded here
  • A cover letter revealing interest,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A proposition for the program of work to be performed throughout the duration of the period (max 5 pages)
  • Candidates should set up to have 3 letters of recommendation sent out straight to the Registrar.

A candidate is needed to send the total application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana( Hardcopy) or[email protected]( Soft Copy).

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