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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Historical and Heritage Studies, Pretoria

February 16, 2011

University of Pretoria, Faculty of Humanities,

Department of Historical and Heritage Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

With support from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and the Faculty of Humanities, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is able to offer a two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship runs from April 2011 to March 2013.

As one of South Africa’s most prominent centres of historical research, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is joint host of a major international research project on ‘The Making of Modern Southern Africa, 1867— 1899: Local and Global Perspectives’. Encompassing established historians at leading universities in South Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom, the project seeks to recruit an outstanding young scholar interested in researching and writing on any aspect of its wider aims. The successful candidate will enjoy every opportunity of working with members of the international network in the course of developing her/his own research.

Remuneration: R190 000 per annum.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in History (obtained in the last five years ) or provide a supervisor’s letter indicating that a result is expected before the end of April 2011 . Applications should include a covering letter, a 1 – 2 page explanation of what the applicant hopes to contribute to the project , a CV , and the names of three academic referees.

For further details, contact Professor Johan Bergh (, +27–12-420 3749/+27–83 9688229)

Closing date: 31 March 2011