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Yale University Postdoctoral Fellowship in African Studies 2018/2019

The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center invites applications for two post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020. 

Application Deadline: 1st April 2018

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): USA

About the Award: The postdoctoral associate will teach one course each term in addition to pursuing independent research, and will assist the chair in curating the programmatic/scholarly activities of the Council on African Studies. The academic appointment will be based in the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence from August through May and participate in the programmatic activities of the Council.

Type: Fellowship (Academic)


  • Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary Africa.
  • The fellowship is open to all disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly Anthropology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.
  • Applicants should have in-depth knowledge of at least one African language and fluency in English, and must have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than July 2015.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

Related Opportunities

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: 

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: 

  1. All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Interfolio : https://apply.interfolio.com/49168
  2. Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted but signed hard copies should be mailed to the address below.

Cristin Siebert, Program Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206 USA.  Email: cristin.siebert@yale.edu

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Yale University


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