Hosted by the Arts of Africa Research Team (AART) and the Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, South Africa

Suitable candidates are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted by the Arts of Africa Research Team (AART) linked to the SARChI Chair in ‘Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa’ at Rhodes University, South Africa.

The fellowship is worth R200 000 per annum and is renewable for up to three  years. Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a relevant discipline within the last five years.

The successful Postdoctoral Fellow will be an active participant in the Arts of  Africa Research Team, which currently consists of a Research Chair, one Postdoctoral Fellow, and 18 postgraduates who are pursuing Honours, Masters and PhD degrees. She or he will focus on publishing and will not be involved in undergraduate teaching. Funding for participation in relevant academic conferences will also be available.

Preference will be given to candidates based on the African continent and working in a research area relevant to the Chair themes. Further information will be sent to potential applicants once an expression of interest has been received.

Candidates must be resident in Grahamstown for the duration of the fellowship.



Please send an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to the Research Chair, Professor Ruth Simbao ( and cc’d to by the 30th of October 2016. Further information and an application form will be sent to suitable applicants. (Forms will be available from the 10th of October).

The EXPRESSION OF INTEREST must include the following:

  • Your institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • Details of your completed PhD (institution, academic department, year obtained and thesis title)
  • Your research interests
  • A summary of your publication track record


Final applications are due on the 30th November 2016.

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