Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Nursing
University of the Free State School of Nursing
South Africa

Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Nursing

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The University of the Free State (UFS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences. 
The fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research and innovation at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers. 

The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicants' academic achievements, publication outputs and research potential, as well as the relevance of prior experience and expertise. The fellowship is available for a period of one year, renewable for up to two years subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Register and reside as postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities of the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Directorate of Research.
• Do innovative research on infographics, mHealth, and health literacy within indigenous populations.
• Author/co-author at least three (3) publication outputs per year in the form of DHET–accredited scholarly journal articles or books/chapters in books.
• Assist in postgraduate supervision. 

Eligibility requirements:

• Open to all South African and foreign nationals.
• Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last 5 years.
• Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship.
• Successful applicants must be able to relocate to Bloemfontein, for the duration of the fellowship. 

Terms of fellowship: 

The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report. 

Register as a postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities in the School of Nursing. 

Assumption of duties: 

1 April 2020.

Closing date: 

20 February 2020.

Value of the Fellowship: 

• R 220,000 annual fellowship. 
• R 30,000 additional research expenses fund.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. 

To apply, please email the following documentation by 20 February 2020 to Dr M Reid: All applications must be accompanied by the following:

• Motivation letter, including a 1-2 page outline of relevant expertise and experience 
• Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly output 
• Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate 
• Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants) 
• Contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate. 

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


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