POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MIGRATION [JULY 2022 – JUNE 2023]

Job Detail

  • Job ID 177406
  • Qualifications doctorate
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference REF NO.: SHELTERs-01/2022
  • Centre HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS -COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES SCHOOL OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES
  • Where to submit application
    Applications must be sent to the Migration Research Group Leader, Email: [email protected] indicating the reference number in the email’s subject line. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Notes
    Applications MUST consist of the following: • A cover letter including your expertise and experience in relation to the focus of the SHELTERs Project; • A full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, names and contact details of three references; and • A certified copy of the applicant’s doctoral degree certificate or a PhD degree complete letter. Short-listed applicants will be contacted on or before 30 MAY 2021 to schedule a virtual interview. The research group reserves the right not to make an appointment to this advert. Kindly note that the University of KwaZulu-Natal (“the University”) is required to process any Personal Information (as defined by the Protection of Personal Act, 2013 “POPIA”) submitted by candidates when applying for positions at the University. The University will endeavour to ensure that the appropriate security measures are in place and implemented for both electronic and paper-based formats that are used for processing of the personal information recorded through this recruitment and selection process. We refer you to the University’s relevant Section 18 notice athttp://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Libraries/General_Documents/Section_18_Notice_- _Employees_and_Potential_Employees.sflb.ashx

Job Description

Applications are invited for one (1) postdoctoral fellowship within the SHELTERS: Sustainable Homes Enabling Long Term Empowerment of Refugees Project that focuses on engineering more effective, inclusive, affordable, socially suitable, and empowering shelters for refugees in South Africa, Jordan, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in multidisciplinary research related to the social suitability and acceptability of the MAKAZI shelter prototype (winner at the UK 2019 RISE Awards) in South Africa. The postdoctoral fellowship is for a fixed-term of 12 calendar months. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in full-time postdoctoral research, with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research and postgraduate student supervision in the School of Applied Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal ( Howard College campus) in South Africa during the duration of the fellowship. Minimum Requirements • Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree (within the last five years) in Social Development, Social Work or related field; • Evidence of advanced knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches; • Evidence of good scientific writing skills through peer-reviewed journal publications; • Prior migration research experience will be advantageous

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