External Opportunities: University of Ghana, Legon Invites Applications


University of Ghana, Legon invites applications for the position of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies.  Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates in any discipline relevant to the study and understanding of Africa.  The successful Applicant will be a scholar or public figure that has a strong understanding of African/Africana/pan-African Studies, has a strong research and publishing record, and has attained distinction in his or her discipline.  He or she may also be a public intellectual or artist well versed in the indigenous knowledge and cultures of Africa.

Applicants should be committed to pursuing their own research agendas, collaborating and sharing their expertise with other researchers, and developing interdisciplinary exchanges.  Appointments will typically be for one academic year (August 1- July 31) but with the possibility of extension for a second year.  Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The Chair will also be provided with:

• Return business class ticket or equivalent from his/her location to Accra

• Airport pick up

• Office accommodation including a computer, printer, internet access, necessary office materials

• A Research Assistant

• Accommodation and medical insurance

• A research grant

Applicants should submit the following to the Secretary to the Search Party, Attention the Registrar, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, and by email to: registrar@ug.edu.gh:

• a cover letter expressing interest,

• a curriculum vitae,

• a proposal for the program of work to be carried out during the period of the tenure (max 5 pages),

• and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Registrar.

Application forms (UAB form 1A) can be found at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete by this date.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted and they may be invited for a face-to-face interview.  The successful candidate will be informed by June 2014.  For further information contact: registrar@ug.edu.gh; haizelmk@ug.edu.gh and maddotey@ug.edu.gh .  Tel: + +233 (0)302 – 213820/213850 extension 2153.