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Call for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Marketing Management/Retail)

The Department of Marketing Management in the School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems at the University of Johannesburg is inviting applications from outstanding early career researchers for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) in Marketing Management/Retail.

To be shortlisted, applicants must have an exceptional track record relative to opportunity, as well as the commitment and potential to contribute significantly to the Department’s research outputs.

The UJ Department of Marketing Management is home to the most impactful Marketing Researchers in Africa (Learn more about us here). Our research focus is on excellence and impact. We aim to develop pioneering research solutions with real benefits to industry, government, the environment and communities.

PDRFs applicants should have completed a Doctoral degree within the last five years in Marketing Management, Retail or related fields and below 45 years of age. Proposals and applications relating to Marketing/Retail research linked to 4IR will be welcomed.

The following documents are required from both South African and International PDRFs:

  •  Signed PDRF Application form
  •  Completed PDRF Agreement form
  •  Your CV
  • Research proposal (not less than three pages), specifying the research focus, projected timelines, expected research outputs and identified journals. (Important: Research proposals and expected research outputs cannot be based on data gathered for previous, non-UJ studies or projects)
  • PhD certificate or proof that the PDRF has satisfactorily fulfilled all her/his university requirements for PhD


In terms of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Agreement and consideration to apply for a PDRF, the University of Johannesburg specifically highlights the following:

  • The PDRF is not considered an employee of the University and can therefore not qualify for any employee benefits. The latter does however not preclude the PDRF from performing tasks for remuneration up to a maximum of 12 hours per week.
  • In terms of the PDRF Agreement, you will need to undertake and agree inter alia to:
    • accept responsibility for ensuring that you are duly registered with UJ as a PDRF upon arrival at UJ (this include the necessary work permit(s), should the candidate be a non-South African citizen; and not undertake any additional form of work for remuneration.
  • By virtue of its nature, payments made to the PDRF in terms of the Postdoc Agreement, are made in the form of a bursary, and are therefore non-taxable.
  • By applying for this position, the PDRF applicant acknowledge that, should the application be successful, it will require the PDRF to reside in Johannesburg for the duration of the appointment and will require proof of a South African bank account.

Application deadline: 15 March 2022

Kindly send the five* documents specified above to Prof Ilse Struweg:

*Incomplete applications will not be considered.