A research group located in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) at UCT, working with the UK – led One Ocean Hub (OOH) Project, wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. This is a collaborative global research project funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund aimed at promoting integrated ocean governance for equitable and inclusive sustainability. Situated within a social justice and environmental sustainability frame, this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will focus on new approaches and methodologies for incorporating diverse socio-economic and cultural values and knowledges into marine planning and governance. 

This postdoctoral research position will provide an opportunity for the candidate to work with a transdisciplinary team of researchers at UCT and also engage with several other research groups within the OOH network. The prospective candidate should have completed a PhD in the last 7 years and have expertise and an interest in the social dimensions of coastal and ocean governance. Some experience working with coastal communities and an ability to speak Afrikaans, Zulu or Xhosa would be advantageous. 

The tenure of the fellowship is for two years, with the possibility of extending to a third year. The value of the fellowship is R275,000 per annum. 

Starting date: as soon as possible. 


Applications should be sent to Fahdelah.Hartley@uct.ac.za and should include: 

1. A comprehensive CV, including names and contact details of two referees; and 

2. A letter of application. 

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2020