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Candidate Search for Research Fellows

The Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala, Uganda, invites applications for four Research Fellow positions in the fields of Political Studies, Cultural Studies (including literature and anthropology), Political Economy, and History. All levels of experience and all areas of specialization will be considered. Applicants must have a well-defined research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching in a graduate programme. Research Fellows will be expected to pursue original research, publish consistently in international forums, teach two graduate seminars a year, and contribute to the institutional development of MISR as a premiere research institution in Africa. Applicants should have their Ph.D. by June, 2012 in an appropriate field.

Research Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. The appointments will begin in 2012 contingent upon final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the African Studies Association conference in Washington, D.C., in November, 2011. Applications will begin to be considered October 31, 2011. The search will remain open until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, C.V., writing sample or published work, and three letters of recommendation to the MISR Director, Mahmood Mamdani, at director@misr.mak.ac.ug and mm1124@columbia.edu. Please send application materials to both addresses.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

Before December 1:
Mahmood Mamdani
606 West 122nd St
New York, NY 10027

After December 1:
Makerere Institute of Social Research
Plot 1, Makerere Hill Road
P. O. Box 16022
Wandegeya, Kampala

For more information about the Makerere Institute of Social Research, please visit the website.


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