University of Zululand Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The University of Zululand invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions at the University in any of its academic departments with suitable mentorship expertise.

Fellowships are valued at R240 000 p.a., tenable for a period of TWO years, starting from 1st July 2017 or soon thereafter. The Fellowships are intended to enhance the intellectual environment at the University and to provide opportunities in diverse fields for recent doctoral graduates. This should help develop their research skills and prepare them for an academic career.

The University is located north of the uThukela River in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The region provides diverse research opportunities and the University is in close proximity to rural people, commercial farmers, an industrial hub, a world heritage site and two countries in the SADC region.

Although this invitation extends to all research fields, an attempt will be made to ensure intellectual diversity in the appointments. The University is particularly interested in attracting person whose research could impact upon the region in which it is situated.


  • A doctoral degree obtained on or after 2013.
  • Applicants must be below the age of 40.
  • Written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Computer skills
  • An interest in conducting research as evidenced by some research outputs in journals and conference proceedings

Core functions

  • To conduct research and publish research results
  • To assist with postgraduate student supervision
  • To assist in promoting an intellectual environment within the University
Application date
30 Jun 2017
2 years
Africa South Africa
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
R 240.000/year