The Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) at the University of Johannesburg invites applications from motivated and innovative researchers for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Applications should be sent electronically to:, and (copied) before the closing date.


  • High quality research in Africa-China relations
  • Organizing and participating in conferences and seminars on Africa-China relations and international
    affairs in the developing world
  • Resources mobilisation
  • Interfacing with the appropriate academic and corporate entities
  • Academic publications of not less than two (2) units annually in peer-reviewed platforms
  • Linking Africa-China relations and international affairs in the developing world with Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Giving guest lectures in political science and international relations at the University of Johannesburg


Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Certified copy of your PhD certificate
  • A 1000-word proposal outlining your goals at CACS and your contribution to the growing scholarship on Africa-China relations


  • PhD obtained in the last five (5) years from a recognized institution
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in academic research and publication
  • Interest in Africa-China relations and international affairs in the developing world


  • People-to-people relations between Africa and China
  • Medical/health diplomacy in Africa-China relations
  • BRICS and the future of international affairs
  • Africa-China relations and SDGs
  • Africa-China relations and the future of democracy and security in Africa
  • Multilateralism
  • Global South Perspectives
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
  • Peace and Security
  • Developmental State
  • Africa’s international relations
  • International law
  • Geopolitics
August 31, 2023

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