7 September 2018.


South Africa.



Postdoctoral research fellowship on Resilience in the Anthropocene.

The Resilience in the Anthropocene project aims to understand the practices of security professionals through their implementation of the concept of resilience. Through a documentary analysis and interviews with professionals who responded to major crises, resilience will be examined and thus contribute to enriching the many theoretical and normative perspectives on the subject.

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The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for a period of 4 years. The successful candidate will be guided by and work closely with the project leads, Prof. Clifford Shearing and Prof. Benoit Dupont (University of Montreal), to identify instance of resilience in dealing with catastrophic climate events and how social-ecological systems can best be managed. The candidate will produce research outputs and contribute to developing future research projects on the above issues.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Anthropocene.
  • Criminology.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Sociology.
  • Psychology.
  • Anthropology.
  • Political Science.
  • Law.
  • Business.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

One-year fellowship (with a possibility of renewal for another year).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Application is open to candidates of any nationality.
  • Applicants must have received a doctoral degree (within the previous 5 years).
  • Applicants may not have held full-time permanent professional or academic posts.
  • Successful applicants will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures, and practices for postdoctoral fellows.
  • The University of Cape Town reserves the right to:
  1. Disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.
  2. Change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.
  • Applicants should have graduated with a PhD in a relevant field, including Environmental Studies, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Business and other related.
  • The successful applicant must be available to commence the Fellowship on 1st January 2019.

Opportunity Cost


  • The value of the fellowship is R300,000 and is tenable for one year.
  • The fellowship does not include any travel allowances, accommodation or other benefits. Application for tax exemption will be made by the University.

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare the following documents:

  • A letter of application outlining the applicant’s expertise, research interests, and experience.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and scholarly output.
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts.
  • An example of written work.
  • Names and contact details OR letters of reference from two referees. The referees must be academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant.

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