University of Johannesburg, NRF Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, South African Art and Visual Culture
Institution Type: College / University
Location: South Africa
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships from those seeking to be part of a dynamic research programme that is specifically focused on South African art and visual culture. The research envisaged by applicants should be on South African themes (or topics pertinent to South Africa) which fall broadly within at least one of the following three rubrics:
1. Gender and visual culture
2. Public art
3. Art and design in the context of community projects
Candidates must be available for full-time research at the University of Johannesburg for between one and three years.
Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degrees within the last five years. Should the doctoral degree certificate not be available yet, a formal letter from the previous university confirming completion of a doctoral degree will be required.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, and along with considering the applicant’s academic achievements and the value of the envisaged research, particular focus is placed on his/her publication record.
In addition to his/her research, a postdoctoral fellow is required to undertake work which benefits the centre and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Such work might involve providing research guidance to MA, MTech or Honours students, organising and conducting reading groups or assisting with academic writing, for example.
Citizenship is not restricted.
Fellowships are worth ZAR 200 000 per annum. As the fellowship is principally to enable a PDRF to focus on research, the fellowship holder may not hold full-time salaried employment concurrently with tenure of fellowship, but he/she will be allowed to undertake up to 12 hours per week of additional (salaried) work.
Closing date for applications is November 20 2015.
For an application form or further information, please contact:
Prof Brenda Schmahmann
NRF Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture
University of Johannesburg