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MISR is home to a diverse community of scholars. At its core are the full-time Research Fellows who are permanently based at MISR and are formally appointed by Makerere University.
MISR is currently inviting applications for four Research Fellow positions in the fields of Political Studies, Cultural Studies (including literature and anthropology), Political Economy, and History. All levels of experience and all areas of specialization will be considered. Applicants must have a well-defined research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching in a graduate programme. Research Fellows will be expected to pursue original research, publish consistently in international forums, teach two graduate seminars a year, and contribute to the institutional development of MISR as a premiere research institution in Africa.
Applicants should have their Ph.D. by June, 2012 in an appropriate field.
Research Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. The appointments will begin in 2012 contingent upon final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive.
Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the African Studies Association conference in Washington, D.C., in November, 2011. Applications will begin to be considered October 31, 2011. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.
Applicants should send a letter of application, C.V., writing sample or published work, and three letters of recommendation to the MISR Director, Mahmood Mamdani, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . Please send application materials to both addresses.
Research Associates are researchers holding a PhD who are based permanently at a university or a research institute in Uganda and are formally members of a permanent research group at MISR
Visiting Research Associates are externally-based researchers spending a period of at least one academic semester at MISR and having a formal link to a specific MISR research group.
MISR Affiliates are externally-based researchers who have a formal affiliation with MISR in order to acquire research clearance with the Ugandan government.
MISR is developing Academic Collaborations with a number of other universities and research institutions, primarily in Africa, but also throughout the global South. If you are interested in building such a collaborative relationship between your university or institution and MISR, please contact us.