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ASAUK Call for Teaching Fellowship Applications 2014

January 9, 2014

The ASAUK is offering up to £9,000 to support a teaching fellowship in the Social Sciences or Humanities for a UK-based academic to work in an African university. They are looking for applications from early career academics who have finished doctoral degrees on African topics in British universities since 2009. The award is open to applicants of any nationality who have graduated from British universities. The award is designed to cover 3-4 months’ subsistence with additional travel expenses provided for one international airfare.

The ASAUK has a flexible approach to the award and would be keen to support co-funding or exchange arrangements to sustain a longer placement period. In addition to their agreed teaching duties, the successful candidate will be encouraged to propose a writing workshop (see http://www.asauk.net/writing.shtml). If such a workshop is accepted for funding by the ASAUK, fellows will be paid an additional sum to cover their time and administrative work.

In applying for a teaching fellowship, the applicant should:

  • demonstrate a pre-existing working relationship with the department where they wish to be attached (for example, the applicant should have previously studied there, been attached there, or worked there, etc).
  • demonstrate an appropriate match between the applicant’s discipline/area of study and the selected department and courses the applicant proposes to teach;
  • outline the purpose/aims/objectives of their period in the department;
  • include a detailed Action Plan clearly articulating what perceived need the visit will fill, how that need was identified and the projected outcomes of the visit;
  • provide a letter of invitation from the host institution and a letter of support from a supervisor or other referee in the UK.

For a description of the Teaching Fellowship scheme and a report on a recent fellowship, please visit http://www.asauk.net/teaching.shtml

Applicants should send the above materials by email to Prof. S. Newell (s.newell@sussex.ac.uk) by 31st March 2014. Applicants will be notified of the decision by 31st May with an anticipated start date between September and December 2014.