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​Opportunities at SAIFAC​

Vacancies

Watch this space for information about vacancies or contact our Deputy-Director directly at mroux@uj.ac.za. We welcome approaches by academics with at least a master's degree in Law and with an excellent academic record. A PhD is preferable. If no vacancy exists, we will bear you in mind for future opportunities.


Visiting Research Associate positions

Annually SAIFAC hosts visiting academics, researchers and interns who conduct research in SAIFAC's focus research areas (constitutional, public, human rights and international law). This programme has seen both junior and senior academics from different parts of the world being based at SAIFAC for a period of time. Researchers are allocated fully equipped 'hot seats' in SAIFAC's offices at Constitution Hill and arrangements are made for them to use the Constitutional Court Library which is situated in the same vicinity as the SAIFAC offices, for the duration of their stay. For more about this programme please contact the Deputy-Director: mroux@uj.ac.za. Unfortunately, travel and accommodation costs must be borne by the international researchers in question.

 

Post-doctoral Fellowships

SAIFAC usually is keen, at any one time, to have at least one post-doctoral fellow. This position is for an academic with a doctorate who wishes to conduct research for one to two years. Preferably, the candidate should already have a publication history. Applications for a post-doctoral fellowship can be made on a rolling basis throughout the year and will depend on the suitability of the candidate and the availability of funding.

 

Researcher positions

From time to time SAIFAC will advertise full-time paid positions for a researcher and a research assistant. This is for budding academics who are interested in a research career SAIFAC's focus research areas (constitutional, public, human rights and international law). The Researcher must have a minimum of an LLM degree and preferably a PhD in core research areas of SAIFAC. Appointed researchers are employed by the University of Johannesburg on a contractual basis and have full access to the University's academic resources, and are provided with fully equipped office space at SAFAC's offices at Constitution Hill. Check SAIFAC's notice board for vacancies.

 

Project Researchers/Consultants

From time to time SAIFAC will advertise positions for project researchers and consultants. These researchers and consultants are appointed to work on specific projects that SAIFAC have undertaken, sometimes in collaboration with partner organisations. These positions tend to be shorter term and the qualifications required of project researchers will often depend on the project, although project researchers should, at a minimum, have an LLB degree. Appointed researchers are employed by the University of Johannesburg on a contractual basis and have full access to the University's academic resources. They are provided with fully equipped office space at SAFAC's offices at Constitution Hill. Check SAIFAC's notice board for advertisements.


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