University of Bayreuth, the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions. One position is open for a research project in any field of African Studies represented in BIGSAS. The other position is offered for a project in the area of higher education research on/in Africa. The fellowship is offered for the period of two years starting from May 1, 2013. Eligible applicants must submit their applications till February 15, 2013.
Study Subject(s): This fellowship is offered mainly in the field of African Studies.
Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing Postdoctoral degree.
Scholarship Provider: German Research Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: –The postdoctoral appointee will hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e. g. ScD, MD, PsyD).
-Candidates with non-German degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.
-Linguistic skills/competences: fluent English; advanced oral skills in German are welcome.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) funded by the German Research Foundation within the Excellence Initiative offers two post-doctoral fellowship positions starting in May 1, 2013. The salary for the fellowships is E 13 TV-L and is awarded for the period of two years. Application deadline is February 15, 2013. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and as such particularly welcomes applications from women.
Job profile and expectations: The fellows will be expected to accomplish the following:
-Develop an innovative, independent and interdisciplinary research project in the field of African Studies and submit a full proposal for research funding within the two years. One position is open for a research project in any field of African Studies represented in BIGSAS. The other position is offered for a project in the area of higher education research on/in Africa.
-Lead a workgroup with doctoral students of BIGSAS, attend BIGSAS colloquia and senior scholar meetings and offer one course per term.
-Provide assistance within BIGSAS activities, including ongoing graduate school research areas.
-Conform to standards of responsible conduct in research and comply with all applicable university and departmental policies and procedures.
Number of Award(s): 2 positions are offered.
Duration of Award(s): Postdoctoral fellowship positions for the period of two years.
What does it cover? The salary for the fellowships is E 13 TV-L.
How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted by post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15, 2013. Interviews are scheduled for March.