ANCL NEWSLETTER 5, 2022 - Opportunities - PLZZZ APPLY!


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FACULTY OF LAW - POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2022 (Application deadline - 22 April 2020)


A full-time postdoctoral research position is available in the Faculty of Law with a particular focus on the design, interpretation, and implementation of the law, regulatory regimes, and legal instruments to address present-day economic development and governance challenges of South Africa, Africa, and the global South. The fellowship will enable a recent doctoral graduate to obtain experience in undertaking and delivering publishable research at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, considering the applicant's academic achievements, research potential and publication outputs, as well as prior relevant experience. The postdoctoral research fellow shall reside in East London or Alice so as to access the University's campus-based facilities and participate in relevant activities of the Law Faculty.

The fellowship is valid for ONE year, but renewable for a second year based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Ÿ Recommendation letters from two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate.

  • Open to South Africans and foreign nationals available for full-time research at the University of Fort Hare.
  • Possession of a doctorate in law, preferably in Mercantile Law, Public Law or Private Law, completed within the last 5 years.
  • Preference will be given to South African citizens, women and permanent residents.

- The fellowship is valued at R300 000 per year (nontaxable)

Interested? Please submit 

  • Motivation letter, including a 1-2-page outline addressing the above eligibility requirements.
  • Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly outputs.
  • Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate.
  • Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants).
  • Recommendation letters from two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate.

Interested candidates should email Prof P Osode: CLOSING DATE: 22 APRIL 2022.


Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer: Private Law (Due date 9 May 2022)

The Faculty of Law is looking to fill a vacancy in the Department of Private Law. The main responsibility of the incumbent will be to contribute to excellence in the Faculty of Law. The incumbent will lecture primarily in the field of Children's Rights and Family Law, but will also assume further teaching responsibilities within the Department and Faculty, taking into account relevant factors. The incumbent will furthermore conduct research that focuses on Children's Rights and/or Family Law and provide postgraduate supervision that focuses on one or both of these areas. The incumbent must also contribute to the administrative functioning of the Faculty, and perform other duties as assigned by the Faculty.

The Department of Private Law is responsible for teaching several of the core modules in the LLB curriculum. This includes the Law of Persons, Family Law, African Customary Law, Law of Succession, Property Law, Law of Civil Procedure, Law of Contract, Law of Delict, and Specific Contracts. The Department also offers various electives at the final year level and a selection of modules at the postgraduate level, including modules that focus on Family Law and Children's Rights. The Department also has a strong focus on research within these fields as well as other private law areas.


  • Lecturing in Children's Rights and Family Law and other law modules
  • Actively researching, writing, and publishing in the assigned field(s) of law
  • Postgraduate supervision
  • Contributing to the administrative functioning of the Faculty
  • Performing such other duties as assigned by the Faculty.

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof. Bernard Wessels, Head of Department of Private Law, on 021 808 2113, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753, or at 

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