Applications are invited from South African PhD humanities graduates for the position of postdoctoral researcher in a Trans-Institutional Critical Food Studies Research Programme.
The applicant must be:
The applicant should:
Specific roles are to:
Critical Food Studies is a developing interdisciplinary field in the humanities/social sciences that explores food as a lens for understanding – inter alia – various forms of literary and cultural representation, the performance and construction of social subjectivities and identities, the intersection of global and local cultural contexts and practices. Although it would be advantageous for applicants to have some experience with or knowledge of this field, previous work in the field is not essential. Applicants must, however, be keen to pursue this work during the period of their fellowship.
Period: 1 year
Starting date: Negotiable 2020
Mellon postdoctoral Fellowship amount: Approx R20,000 pm
Additional retainer fee for website editing: Approx 7 000 p/m.
How to apply: Send a CV, proof of PhD graduation, letter of motivation and sample of writing to the following emails:
This is according to Professor Desiree Lewis, Principal Investigator of the Critical Food Studies: Transdisciplinary Humanities Approaches Programme, an intra-institutional…