Deadline: February 3, 2023
Applications are open for the University of Pretoria Public Policy Hub Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fiscal Policy 2023. The Economics and Management Sciences (EMS) Faculty at the University of Pretoria is establishing a transdisciplinary Public Policy Hub (PPH) aimed at connecting and bridging the gap between policymakers, practitioners, field experts in the public sector as well as researchers in academia to strengthen evidence based, contextually relevant, and sustainable public policy in Africa.
One key pillar of the PPH is to produce transdisciplinary and policy-relevant research with implementable solutions for societal impact. The PPH’s overall goals and research focus areas are anchored and developed within the framework of the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the research goals of the PPH by producing innovative and transdisciplinary research in fiscal policy. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be required to organise and participate in policy dialogues organised by the PPH and assist the Host with some postgraduate teaching and student co-supervision.
- The annual stipend is R250,000.00 tax-free. The position is for two-years, starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal for a further year upon satisfactory performance and funding available.
- Applicants should have, or should be close to completing, a doctorate in a fiscal policy.
- The candidate must have graduated within three to five years prior to beginning the fellowship.
- Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methods and statistical data analysis is essential; and the knowledge of at least one programming language (i.e., R, Python and MATLAB) is an added advantage.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are highly desirable.
- A CV no more than 5 pages with content relevant to one of the focus areas
- A job market paper
- A research proposal of not more than 1,000 words outlining how the candidate would produce innovative research and engage African countries and relevant stakeholders to support policy changes in one of the above focus areas
- One academic letter of reference from academic sources to testify to the candidate’s academic abilities and the suitability of his/her research experience in one of the above focus areas
Applications which do not include the documents required above will not be considered.
For more information, visit UoP Postdoc Fellowships.