Teaching Fellowships

Call for Applications for ASAUK Teaching Fellowship Scheme, 2019

ASAUK is offering £9,000 to support a teaching fellowship in the Social Sciences or Humanities for a UK-based academic to work in an African university. We are looking for applications from early career academics who have finished doctoral degrees on African topics in British universities in the past five years. The award is open to applicants of any nationality who have graduated from a British university. The award is designed to cover 3-5 months’ subsistence with additional travel expenses provided for one international airfare.

Past fellows have included Dr Marie Gibert at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal, Dr Winnie Eckhardt at the National University of Rwanda, and Justina Dugbazah at the University of Ghana. The most recent fellowships were held by Dr Machiko Tsubura at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dr Styliannos Moshona at the University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Thembi Mutch (university of Sussex) visiting Faculty of arts, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo

ASAUK has a flexible approach to the award and would be keen to support co-funding or exchange arrangements to sustain a longer placement period. In addition to their agreed teaching duties, the successful candidate will be encouraged to organise an ASAUK Writing Workshop. If such a workshop is accepted for funding by ASAUK, fellows will be paid an additional sum to cover their additional time and administrative work.

In applying for a teaching fellowship, applicants should submit: a two page CV; a two page description of research plans, teaching experience, evidence of a partner in the host institution, teaching plans, and any co-funding or partnership arrangement; a letter of support from a sponsor in an African institution; a letter of support from a supervisor or other referee in the UK. For a description of the Teaching Fellowship scheme and a report on a recent fellowship, check: www.asauk.net/teaching.shtml Applications by 30 March 2019 to Nici Nelson, Hon.Sec. ASAUK (n.nelson@gold.ac.uk)  and to Lizzie Orekoya, RAS/ASAUK Adminstrator (ras@soas.ac.uk)



The ASAUK has awarded one Teaching Fellowship for the academic year 2016/17 to Dr. Thembi Mutch (University of Sussex).

Quote from a past Teaching Fellow: ‘Overall, the ASAUK Teaching Fellowship gave me an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience at the University of Dar es Salaam and contribute to its research activities by organising a writing workshop for early career researchers. The fellowship reinforced my relationship with the university and enhanced my understanding of the Tanzanian academic community.’ Machiko Tsubura (Teaching Fellow at University of Dar es Salaam, October 2014 to February 2015)