Candidate Search for Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows

The Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) in Kampala, Uganda, invites applications for four Research Fellow positions and two Senior Research Fellow positions in the fields of:

- African History, with a particular interest in Pre-Colonial African History

- Political Economy

- Literary and Cultural Studies

- Socio-Cultural Anthropology; Literary and Cultural Studies

- African Political Thought

All levels of experience and areas of specialization will be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, a well-defined research agenda, and a strong commitment to teaching in a graduate programme. Research Fellows and Senior 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 and graduate training institution in Africa.

Research Fellows need to have (i)     A PhD, (ii) A minimum of three (3) years of proven research, and (iii) A minimum of three (3) refereed publications.

Senior Research Fellows need to have a (i) A PhD, (ii) A minimum of six (6) new publications is refereed journals, and (iii) A minimum of 5 years of proven research,

NB: A book is considered the equivalent of three (3) refereed articles.

All appointments are for five-year contracts, subject to renewal.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013.

Applicants should send a letter of application, C.V., published works, and three letters of recommendation to the MISR Director, Mahmood Mamdani, at and Please send application materials to both addresses.  These will be forwarded to the Human Resource Directorate, Makerere University

For more information about the Makerere Institute of Social Research, please visit the website at or contact the director at the address above.


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