FURS - Ray Pahl Fellowship in Urban Studies
The FURS Trustees wish to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow for the calendar year 2013. The Fellowship will be based in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and is for a period of twelve months.
The Fellowship is open to any young scholar of postdoctoral standing who is a citizen of an African country (excluding the Republic of South Africa) and who would find the ACC a congenial work environment for intellectual reflection, scholarly engagement and debate, and writing. Preference may be given to scholars whose work relates to cities of the global south, and to Africa in particular.
The stipend for 2013 is ZAR 292,215, inclusive of a settling-in allowance. This sum excludes one economy-class return airfare between Cape Town and the Fellow’s home, which will be reimbursed by FURS.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to extend the applicant’s doctoral research, to publish from it, and to begin new research in urban and regional studies. With permission from the FURS Board, the Fellow may undertake a limited amount of teaching at the host institution.
The successful candidate must have an excellent educational record, showing outstanding performance as a student in undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree courses, and holding a doctorate in disciplines such as urban sociology, urban and regional geography, urban anthropology, urban economics or urban and regional planning. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD at the time of application but not be more than five years from this date (excluding periods of leave such as for maternity or national service.) Applicants must demonstrate research expertise in the chosen field as evidenced by published or forthcoming books or articles in refereed journals.
Application details and further particulars are available here.
Hardcopy applications are due in Cape Town by 31 July 2012.