The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA) and the Mellon Chair in Indian Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand is looking for one postdoctoral fellow, two PhD and two MA fellowships around the themes of the Indian Ocean and Histories of the Global South. The Centre is interested in promoting interdisciplinary and comparative transnational work looking at the connected histories of colonialism, capital, labour, religion, as well as post-colonial ideologies and formations in Africa, Asia and South East Asia. Selected candidates will work closely with the Director of the Centre and the Chair in Indian Studies on their own research and the intellectual agenda of the Centre in terms of workshops and conferences
* The postdoctoral fellowship (for individuals who have obtained the PhD in the last 5 years) is tenable for one year and will be to the value of 144,000 Rand, in addition to airfare and medical insurance. Wits does not normally recruit its own doctoral graduates on a post-doctoral fellowship
* The two PhD fellowships will be tenable for three years and will be of the value of 120,000 Rand (candidates should have a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline and preferably some experience of research or a research degree)
* The two MA fellowships will be tenable for one year and will be of the value of 100,000 Rand (candidates should have an honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline). The program entails an MA by dissertation plus one compulsory module on the Indian Ocean
Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship and the PhD should send a detailed CV, a statement of the proposed research (1500 words maximum) and 3 letters of reference to merle.govind wits.ac.za on or before 21 November 2011.
Applicants for the MA should send their CVs and a covering letter stating why they wish to do an MA by dissertation on the Indian Ocean area
Applications can be emailed to merle.govind wits.ac.za.
or mailed to
The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa
c/o African Literature Department
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3