University of Birmingham Cadbury Fellowship 2024

The University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Fellowship program is looking for a research fellow in African Studies to enhance our research environment and teaching efforts for a duration of 18 months.

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The Fellow will participate in a research program developed in collaboration with their mentor. This position is funded by an endowment that allows faculty members from sub-Saharan African universities to spend time at the University of Birmingham.

Eligibility Requirements for University of Birmingham Fellowship 2024

To be considered for the University of Birmingham Fellowship, you have to be aware of the following:

  • Be currently based on the African continent and employed by or affiliated with an African Higher Education Institution.
  • Candidates must EITHER not currently hold a permanent academic position OR submit, with their application, a statement confirming that they will be released by their home institution for the period of their appointment at the University of Birmingham.
  • A doctorate examined and passed between 1 September 2018 and 1 April 2024.
  • A record of research and publications appropriate to the level of post-doctoral experience.
  • The ability to construct a convincing and achievable research and publication proposal in the field of African Studies.
  • Ability to contribute to undergraduate and Masters’ level teaching in African Studies.

Roles and Duties of University of Birmingham Cadbury Fellowship

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

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  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as field research, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars

Benefits of University of Birmingham Cadbury Fellowship

  • Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to July 2026. Contract for 18 months starting in January 2025.
  • Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263

How to Apply

  • Click on the button below to visit the fellowship application webpage
  • Click on APPLY NOW
  • Proceed to create an account and verify it
  • Log in, fill in your personal details, and submit required attachments
  • Applicants should include a full CV, a cover letter detailing their skills and experience, a research proposal covering the period of the Fellowship, a writing sample of up to 10,000 words, and the details of two referees.
  • Informal inquiries to Dr Jessica Johnson email:  [email protected].

Click on the apply button below to begin your application process

Deadline: May 27, 2024

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