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


Scope of Research:  

Research on labour markets and education in Southern Africa. Analysis of household data sets and educational evaluation data such as SACMEQ, PIRLS or TIMSS, with a particular focus on labour market outcomes and how these are influenced by education level and quality.

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 an appropriate field, with a strong emphasis on micro-econometric analysis of survey data sets. Previous experience working on Southern African data sets would be a strong recommendation.

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.