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Faculty of Humanities - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
A number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are offered for one year (renewable for another) in the Department of Greek and Latin Studies, University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. Areas of specialization within the Modern Greek section of the department include the ‘Frankokratia in Greece’ and ‘Afro- Byzantina’; Greek medieval chronicles and ethnicity in Greek history, civilization and literature; the Ancient and Medieval Greek World in Africa. Candidates’ research can be in any area of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies and the final choice of candidate will not be influenced by their choice of research topic.
The stipend is set at the UJ’s rate for postdoctoral fellowships, currently R170 000 per annum, sufficient to cover living expenses. Successful candidates would be expected to commence their fellowship either in February or September 2012 (although the start date may be negotiated). There are therefore two deadlines for applications: 30 November 2011 (to start in February 2012) and 31 May 2012 (to start in September 2012). Candidates are only eligible if they have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last five years; and, if they have yet to receive the degree, they must have it in hand by the time they take up the position, or preferably by the end of 2011.
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, the names of two referees, an example of their written work (preferably published) of about 10 000 words, and a one-page summary of their proposed postdoctoral research to Dr Andrea Doyle at Applicants should also request that their referees send their references to the same email address. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their references arrive by the deadline.
Applications can also be posted to: Dr Andrea Doyle, Department of Greek and Latin Studies, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa, making sure they arrive by the deadline. The successful candidate will be informed by phone.