Candidate Search for Research Fellows & Senior Research Fellows

Invitation to Apply for Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following posts.

The Directorate of Human Resources at Makerere University requires a letter of application alongside the following: Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts (3 copies each set) giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, work experience, present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal addresses. Applicants should make sure that at least two references are in by the closing date.

Applications should be sent by email applications.misr@gmail.com with a copy to mm1124@columbia.edu with soft copies of publications and scanned copies of certificates and transcripts. MISR shall make the necessary copies and forward them to the Appointments Board Office, Room 406, Top Floor, Main Building, Makerere University (addressed to: The Director, Human Resources, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

Closing Date: 13th March, 2015      

Positions Open:

a)         Research Fellow  (2)

Qualifications:           

(i)         A PhD                        

(ii)        A minimum of three (3) years of proven research                                         

(iii)       A minimum of three (3) refereed publications                                   

                                           

Areas of Specialization:

  • Contemporary and Modern Political and Social Thought, with emphasis on non-European thought
  • Political Economy: Agrarian Studies, Late Industrialization and International Political Economy
  • History, with a specialization in Pre-Colonial African and Indian Ocean History and/or Historiography
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology: Culture and Theory, Culture and Modernity
  • Literary and Cultural Studies: World and African literatures, Performance Studies

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Publish at least one article a year;
  2. Teach at least two MISR graduate courses annually, and the 3rd year PhD colloquium;
  3. Participate in a MISR core research project;
  4. Give at least one research seminar a year;
  5. Prepare and submit an annual activity report;
  6. Actively participate in service to the Institute and University;
  7. Participate in workshops run by the Institute;
  8. Supervision of Students to completion;
  9. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Tenure of appointment:

                 Five (5) years renewable contract subject to   satisfactory performance following the appraisal.

 

b)         Senior Research Fellow   (2)

Qualifications:          

                 (i)         A PhD

                 (ii)        A minimum of six (6) new publications in refereed journals

                 (iii)       A minimum of 5 years of proven research

                  (v)        Contribution to the intellectual life in the area of specialization

 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Contemporary and Modern Political and Social Thought, with emphasis on non-European thought
  • Political Economy: Agrarian Studies, Late Industrialization and International Political Economy
  • History, with a specialization in Pre-Colonial African and Indian Ocean History and/or Historiography
  • Socio-Cultural Anthropology: Culture and Theory, Culture and Modernity
  • Literary and Cultural Studies: World and African literatures, Performance Studies

                  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Publish at least two articles a year;
  2. Teach two MISR graduate courses annually, and the 3rd Year PhD colloquium;
  3. Give at least one research seminar a year;
  4. Participate in planning a MISR workshop and book publication annually;
  5. Participate in planning and carrying out MISR core research projects;
  6. Participate in writing at least one policy brief annually in the area of specialization;
  7. Prepare and submit an annual activity report;
  8. Actively participate in service to the Institute and University;
  9. Participate in workshops run by the Institute;
  10. Supervision of Students to completion;
  11. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Tenure of appointment:    

                 Five (5) years renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance following the appraisal.

 

 

 

 

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