Re-imagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South Postdoct Fellowship in South Africa 2021 (Win R210 000)

The Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performing Studies CTDPS invites applications for the Re-imagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South Postdoctoral Fellowship in South Africa in 2021.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake research and gain professional experience under the supervision and mentorship of Prof. Mark Fleishman, the Principal Investigator of the RETAGS project.

Worth of Award

The Re-imagining Tragedy in Africa & the Global South Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at R210 000 per annum, renewable for a total of three years (2021-2022-2023) on the basis of satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds. No benefits or allowances are included in the value of the fellowship.


  • Equity, redress, diversity, and inclusion are central to the project. We will consider applications from suitably qualified candidates with experience of and interest in the global South broadly.
  • However, we particularly encourage applications from women and black (and especially African) South Africans.
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in Theatre or Performance Studies or a cognate discipline and may not previously have held full-time permanent professional or academic posts.
  • The successful applicant will have a broad theatre & performance studies research focus and an interest in applying concepts and forms from inside the theatre to events occurring outside of the theatre in a global South context. Furthermore, an interest in, and willingness to contribute to, the curation of online, digital archives of data collected through fieldwork, would be an advantage.
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How to Apply

  • To apply, please send: A letter of application describing your work and how it fits with the themes of the RETAGS project; a CV (including research activities and outputs); your academic transcripts; and two letters of reference from academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside you.
  • Please send your query or completed application to Raezeen Wentworth ([email protected]) and copy Prof. Mark Fleishman ([email protected]).
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Deadline: Applications are due June 30, 2021. Eligible and complete applications will be considered by a project committee. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


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