Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Learning and Teaching in Multilingual Contexts

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Curriculum Studies at Stellenbosch University for a motivated candidate who is interested in bi/multilingual learning and teaching in contexts where English is used as the language of learning and teaching to speakers of other languages. The successful candidate will be involved in an NRF-funded research programme focusing on qualitative and quantitative studies of bi/multilinguals learning through English.

Applicants who have recently (within the past five years) completed a PhD degree in the fields of Applied Linguistics or Educational Linguistics can apply for this Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The tax-free Fellowship of R160 000 per annum is tenable for one year, but could be extended for a second year depending on the applicant’s progress. The proposed starting date for the fellowship is January 2014 but this is negotiable. 


Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research projects, conference participation and details of three contactable referees and should be sent as soon as possible to: Prof. Christa van der Walt, Department of Curriculum Studies, Stellenbosch University, Room 3015 Education Building, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600; Fax: +27 21 808 2295; e-mail: The closing date for applications is 22 November 2013. The successful applicant will be subject to University policies and procedures. 

Interested applicants are most welcome to contact Professor Christa van der Walt at the above e-mail address for further details & discussion regarding the project.

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