Africa-based researchers with a demonstrable record of accomplishment and who need time and conducive environment for finishing and writing up their ongoing research are invited to apply for the Nordic Africa Institute Scholar Program in Sweden. The offer comes with attractive benefits including a negotiable salary within the institute salary level and remuneration. Applications are ongoing until August.
The Senior Researcher position is offered at the Nordic Africa Institute for the duration of 12 months. The Nordic Africa Institute is looking for qualified senior researchers from any African university or research institution with vast experience. The research should have relevance to the following themes: The African continent/countries and the changing face of geopolitics or security issues and roles played by external forces; Energy, energy transition, and resource politics; the African Union, women, and gender equity; Urbanisation, mobilities, and demographic transition.
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Salary is negotiable within the Institute’s current salary levels and remuneration packages. The position includes attractive benefits and conditions offered for employees.
Level and Areas of Study
This is a postdoctoral fellowship in diverse areas bothering the African continent.
Place of Study
The program is to be taken at Uppsala in Sweden.
The applicant must meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Nordic Africa Institute Scholar Program:
- A PhD degree in anthropology, geography, sociology, gender studies, international development, development economics or a related subject.
- It is essential the applicant has 7 or more years’ experience post-PhD conducting academic research.
- A current research/teaching position in a university or research institution in Africa.
- Record of high-quality scholarly research.
- Strong ability to present complex issues to non-academic audiences.
- Demonstrated track record in science communication and policy/practice engagement with non-academic stakeholders.
- Knowledge of African scientific communities, and policy environments, and other stakeholders and actors relevant to the research topic.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
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The application should contain:
- Proposal not exceeding 5 pages presenting:
- A realistic work plan for the length of stay at the institute – detailing proposed intellectual activities, and expected outputs (such as publications, dissemination activities, participation at seminar/workshop/conference activities, and policy engagements);
- Presentation of the ongoing research project(s) – objective, questions, theory, and method;
- A complete CV with a list of scientific publications where it is clearly indicated which publications are formally considered as peer-reviewed.
- Indication of internet addresses to the applicant’s own publications relating to his/her research (a maximum of three publications)
- Evidence of policy engagement / science-policy communication to non-academic audiences (a 1-page summary, or up to three non-academic outputs)
- Names and contact details of at least two references.
As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposed research projects for the Nordic Africa Institute via Zoom.
Submission Deadline: 29th August.