Post Doctoral Research Scholarship 2022/2023: NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods

Post Doctoral Research Scholarship 2022/2023: NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Scholarship under the NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods based in the School of Management, IT and Governance within the College of Law and Management Studies. The successful applicant will engage in full-time postdoctoral research with opportunities to conduct relevant seminars on the school’s postgraduate programme, contribute to the administration of academic journals housed under the Chair and contribute to any other projects that advance the Chair’s objectives. This NRF funded fellowship carries a value of R200 000 per annum starting in February 2022 and is renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant field – obtained within five years of submitting the application.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a minimum of two ISI rated publications in a relevant discipline and presentations at conferences.
  • Interest in sustainable rural livelihoods and experience in relevant research techniques.

Desirable requirements:

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team.
  • Innovative in advancing the interests of the Chair and in establishing collaborations with rural based structures.
  • Experience in student supervision and mentoring.

Application Requirements

  • A full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  • A SAQA certificate (if a doctorate degree was obtained outside South Africa).
  • A two-page proposal outlining the applicant’s research area and his/her proposed project.

Further details about the Chair are available at

Complete application packages should be sent to Professor BC Mubangizi.

Email: using ‘SARChI postdoc application’ in the email’s subject line.

The closing date for submission of applications is 28th February 2022.

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