Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Country: South Africa;

Deadline: 31.05.2019



The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the University of Cape Town is committed to scholarly research that takes a critical and quantitative approach to the study of financial markets and risk management.

AIFMRM invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in all areas of Macroeconomics and Finance. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in the areas of financial intermediation, micro- and macro-prudential supervision, systemic risk, economic policy, international capital flows and corporate finance.

The application deadline is 31 May 2019 and appointments are for 1 October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The tenure of the fellowship is for up to two years, conditional on evidence of satisfactory academic progress after one year.

The value of the fellowship is R340 000 p.a. tax-free (roughly equivalent to $54 000 in the USA in purchasing power). The successful Fellow will be obliged to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and will not be required to teach on any of our Master’s programmes.


• Applicants must have received a PhD within the past three years.

• An applicant who has not completed his/her PhD at the time of application must be awarded the degree by 30 September 2019.

• Applicants may not have held a full-time professional or academic post. Application

Procedure and Selection

To apply, please send:

• A letter of application, which must include your area(s) of expertise, research interests and experience;

• A complete CV;

• Two letters of academic reference, one of which must be from your PhD advisor;

• A copy of your PhD academic transcript;

• At least one research paper,

to Lameez Fakier (, African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa. For further questions and inquiries please contact

Eligible and complete applications will be considered a committee chaired by by the Director of the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.


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