The South African Research Chair in Property Law has two post-doctoral fellowships available for 2016. These fellowships are awarded for one year, but depending on availability of funding there is a possibility to extend to a second year.
The primary responsibility of successful applicants will be to participate in the Research Chair’s research programme, publish in academic journals and attend academic conferences. They will not be expected to undertake any teaching responsibilities in the Law Faculty, but they may be exposed to limited teaching and research administration tasks.
One of the fellowships will be dedicated to a combined research project with Prof Geo Quinot, focusing on the overlap between Property Law and Administrative Law.
• A doctoral degree (LLD or PhD or similar degree) in a property-related field of research
• For the combined research project a good understanding of Administrative Law will be an advantage.
• The successful candidate may not hold any other full-time or part-time job at the same time and may not undertake any other work for remuneration .
• Good computer skills (MSWord, Internet research skills).
• Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) English; second and third languages are an advantage.
• The successful candidate must be able to work full-time in Stellenbosch for the duration of the fellowship.
• Persons from under-represented groups (race, gender, culture or otherwise) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from non-citizens will be considered.
The post-doctoral fellowship package includes:
• A fellowship of R250 000 for the year, payable in four instalments (tax free)
• Travel support to attend conferences in South Africa and abroad
• A working space in the Research Chair facility
Send an application letter and supporting materials to Ms A King, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, at before 1 July 2015.
Applicants may be expected to attend an interview (in person, by telephone or Skype) in September 2015. The results will be announced in October 2015.
Professor AJ van der Walt