Job Details

  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: March 20th
  • Remuneration package: R 300,000 annual fellowship

Background to Position


Call for a Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Education, The University of Fort Hare: 2023

Join Professor Vusi Mncube at the University of Fort Hare in the Faculty of Education, South Africa. Prof. Mncube’s research focuses on good governance, with a special focus on school governance, democracy and education, democracy for education and Violence in schools and he is within the discipline of Educational Leadership Management and Policy. The title of the current project is “The nature of Gender-Based violence in South African Universities”.

The fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research and innovation at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, considering the applicant’s academic achievements, publication outputs and research potential, as well as the relevance of prior experience and expertise. The fellowship is available for a period of one-year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance

Job Description


In addition to other collaborative opportunities and deliverables required, the emphasis will be on the following key outputs:

  • Produce at least four (4) peer-reviewed co-authored publications per year.
  • Co-supervise at least one master’s and one doctorate student per year.
  • Participate in grant writing and submit at least one grant proposal per year.
  • Participate in administration, report writing, workshop organisation and facilitation of other research activities as delegated.

Inherent Criteria


  • Open to South Africans and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University of Fort Hare.
  • Preference is given to South African citizens and permanent residents
  • Young and emerging scholars
  • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years
  • Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship
  • Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFH for the duration of the fellowship.

Application Requirement


  • Please email the following documents by 30 March 2023 to Prof Vusi S Mncube
  • Motivation letter, including a 1-2-page outline of relevant expertise and experience
  • Full CV including the abstract of your PhD or doctorate, a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly output 
  • Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate 
  • Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants) 
  • Contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate

CLOSING DATE: 30 March 2023



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About University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite.