Postdoc Fellowship in Economics for African Citizens, South Africa

Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to: PhD holders in Economics, citizens of African country
Fellowship: tax-free bursary of R150 000 (around 15 500 EUR)

The Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University is one of the oldest Economics departments on the continent and one of the largest in the university. Currently, Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Economics of Education, Labour Economics, Poverty and Income Distribution is available in the Department.


*  A PhD in Economics obtained within the past five years and focusing on the Economics
of Education, Labour Economics or Development Economics;
*  A strong quantitative background;
*  Experience in analysing survey or other Micro-datasets;
*  Citizen of African country.

Recommendation:  Experience in analysing data from cross-national educational evaluation studies such as SACMEQ, TIMMS or PIRLS.


Scholars  who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for this Postdoctoral
Fellowship, attached to the National Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy.

The Fellowship is tenable for one year, but could be extended for a second year. The Fellowship will be available for the 12 month period as a tax-free bursary of R150 000. In addition there is  an allocated allowance of research funds to cover conferences, study visits and research material. A second postdoctoral appointment may be considered but is contingent on funding.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to:
– Publish research output from his or her completed PhD work
– Participate in new research by the members of the Research Chair, which will
require the analysis of educational, labour market and/or household data

Commencement of duties: As soon as possible

Application Process

Closing date: 31 January 2011
Interested candidates should send a  covering letter,  curriculum vitae  (including
information on research output and relevant experience) and the names and contact details of  at least two referees to:

Carine Brunsdon
Department of Economics
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Stellenbosh 7602
South Africa
Fax: 021 808 4637
e-mail: [email protected]

The official webpage.

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