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ASAUK Teaching Fellowship

June 3, 2011

African Studies Association of the United Kingdom

Teaching Fellowship

The ASAUK Council, in association with the British Academy, is offering a teaching fellowship of up to £9,000 to a UK based academic for work in an African University during 2011–12. ASAUK Council is committed to developing partnerships and academic relations between British and African Universities. Ideally we are looking for applications from early career academics that have recently finished doctoral degrees on African topics in British Universities. But we will also consider doctoral students, especially those with some teaching experience, and other applicants based in British universities. The award is open to applicants of any nationality trained in British universities.

The award is designed to cover travel expenses and about six month’s subsistence at £1,300 a month. However, ASAUK Council has a flexible approach to the award and would be keen to support co-funding or exchange arrangements that could last over a longer period. The award can cover any field in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants should negotiate links and teaching responsibilities themselves.

Applicants should send:

• a CV, including research plans and teaching experience
• a short description of teaching plans and any co-funding or partnership arrangement
• a letter of support from a sponsor in an African institution
• a letter of support from a supervisor or other referee in the UK.

by Friday the 30th of September 2011 to David Kerr: d.kerr@bham.ac.uk

The successful applicant will be asked to write a report for the ASAUK newsletter or a journal and to participate in developing the scheme.