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The Nordic Africa Institute Senior Researcher (African Scholar Program)

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Deadline: 26 Apr,2020    Next term Starts:: 12 Aug,2020

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About

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) was founded in 1962 and since then has provided knowledge in the form of high-quality research, timely information and extensive documentation on Africa. Over a period of half a century, NAI has remained committed to academic and policy research, information dissemination and documentation on African issues. NAI has followed the trends and development of Africa studies in the Nordic region and in African continent, and also actively initiated new ideas and forms of engagement to fulfil its mission as the main centre for African knowledge in the Nordic countries and to serve its stakeholders in the Nordic countries, and globally.

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is currently implementing a Five Year Strategy, 2017-2021, which has promoting academic and policy-oriented research programs on Africa in the Nordic countries as one of its strategic goals.

NAI offers a stimulating intellectual environment, an interdisciplinary research orientation, a team of researchers from different social and natural scientific backgrounds, and a library with modern facilities. In addition, the institute is linked to an extensive networks of research institutions in Africa and the Nordic countries.

Eligibility and criteria

  • A PhD degree in a social science or humanities disciplines. The applicant should have a considerable experience of work on Africa-related issues.
  • A current research/teaching position in university or research institution in Africa.
  • Strong writing ability and capacity to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of Africa’s scientific community, policy environment, and other relevant stakeholders and actors in Africa.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

Awards and benefits

  • The successful candidate might use the period of her/his employment at NAI to complete on-going research, develop new research projects, or complete articles, books or monograph manuscripts.
  • The scholar-researcher should take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Nordic Africa Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully towards actualizing NAI’s vision and mandate and its policy outreach activities in return.

 

How to Apply

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