Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Economics – One-year Appointment with Possible Extension to 2 Years


Scope of Research:  

Quantitative analysis of education in South Africa and southern Africa. Analysis of education data sets, particularly international educational evaluations (SACMEQ, TIMSS, PIRLS, PISA-D). The focus will be on social gradients and resilience, closely linked to current research undertaken by Resep.

Host: Prof Servaas van der Berg, Research on Socioeconomic Policy (Resep), Dept. of Economics, Stellenbosch University

Requirement:  PhD (must have graduated within the last five years) in the Economics of Education or a related field, with research experience in the Economics of Education.

Commencement of duties:  As soon as possible

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2020

Enquiries: Silke Rothkegel van Velden at

Applications: Send a letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees, to  and

Note: Please note that postdoctoral fellows are not appointed as employees and their fellowships are awarded tax free. They are therefore not eligible for employee benefits.