How to Apply for Stellenbosch University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2024

Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is offering a prestigious Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position starting on 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Here’s a detailed guide on how to apply:

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is renowned for its diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Arts, Languages, and Social Sciences, offering a rich academic environment across various disciplines.

About the SU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

This fellowship, jointly hosted by the School of Accountancy (SoA) and the Stellenbosch Business School (SBS), focuses on governance’s role in ensuring long-term sustainability through effective remuneration strategies and ethical practices. The fellowship offers a comprehensive platform to contribute to cutting-edge research in corporate governance and sustainability.

Fellowship Details

  • Duration: 1 year, with the possibility of extension based on project needs, performance, and funding availability.
  • Value: R350,000 per annum (tax-free), with potential additional awards based on research outputs and contributions to Faculty research activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying, ensure you meet these criteria:

  • Completed a doctoral degree within the last 5 years in a related disciplinary field.
  • Demonstrated research track record with publications, conference presentations, and postgraduate supervision.
  • Experience in governance, finance, econometrics, or related disciplines.
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Familiarity with content analysis tools and statistical packages.
  • Recommendations: Professional accounting designation (e.g., CA(SA), ACCA/FCCA, CIMA/CGMA) and extensive knowledge of corporate governance.

How to Apply

  1. Prepare Your Documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
    • Covering letter addressing each eligibility criterion in detail.
    • Publication list.
    • Full academic transcript.
    • Proof of academic qualifications.
    • Two references (names and contact details).
  2. Submission:
    • Compile all documents into a single PDF file.
    • Email your application to Mrs Esmari Huysamen at
    • Use “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” as the subject line of your email.
  3. Application Deadline:
    • Submit your application by 22 July 2024. Late submissions will not be considered.

Contact Information

For further inquiries about the fellowship programme, contact:

For more information on Stellenbosch University and its postdoctoral opportunities, visit their official website.

Don’t miss this chance to advance your research career at Stellenbosch University. Apply now and contribute to innovative research in governance and sustainability.

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