Scope of Work
- The Fellow is expected to conduct doctoral research, focusing on an “innovative” topic relating to the (re-) generative potency of religious networks, circuits, and/or flows between Lagos (Nigeria) and Johannesburg (South Africa).
- S/he will be registered in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
- The Fellow will work very closely with, and will be supervised by, Dr. Obvious Katsaura who is the lead researcher for the “Networked Religiocities” project.
- Masters Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Political Studies, Religious Studies, or related disciplines, with an average pass of at least 70% and above.
- The candidate must have proven research interests in questions of religion, of the urban, and/or of transnationalism.
How To Apply
• Cover letter
• Full CV
• Copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts
• 2500 worded pre-proposal
• A sample of written/ published work
• Two letters of reference
The pre-proposal may be structured as follows: 1) Introduction; 2) Research Problem; 3) Research Question(s); 4) Theoretical Framework; 5) Methodological Approach.
- All documents must be sent to the SWOP administrator, Ms. Ntombenhle (Enhle) Khanyase (ntombenhle.khanyase-at-wits.ac.za) with ‘SWOP-Sociology Ph.D Fellowship’ in the subject line.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The submission should also be copied to Dr. Obvious Katsaura at [email protected]
- For any specific information related to the project, email Dr. Obvious Katsaura.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is Friday 27 January 2017. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview. The successful candidate should be prepared to start as soon as s/he receives the offer.