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St. Augustine University (SAUT), Funded PhD Position Jobs/Vacancies – November 2023

St. Augustine University (SAUT), Funded PhD Position Jobs/Vacancies - November 2023

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St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) was established in 1998. It is the successor of the Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI) founded in 1960 by the Catholic White Fathers (currently known as the Missionaries of Africa). This was under the initiative of Bishop Joseph Blomjous of the Mwanza Diocese.

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Duties and Responsibilities.

The PhD candidate is expected to:

  • Develop an independent research project that covers the global-to-local level terrain of the project in a way that productively supports the overarching project and the other sub-projects.
  • Participate actively in the development of the charcoal conflict project and its academic activities, including collaborate in refining the project design and methodology and further developing the theoretical framework.
  • Prepare and participate in joint publications and workshops and help make an impact on the scholarly and public debate on global climate politics and (in)justice.
  • Travel to Uganda and Denmark for annual retreats, participate in field trips and possibly stay for some periods at partner universities.
  • Contribute to and benefit from the flourishing intellectual life of the funded project.
  • Assist the Directorate of Research, Innovations and Community Engagement in carrying out administrative and coordination duties associated with the project, including interim reporting to DANIDA, co-organisation of workshops, the project website and starting new initiatives.
  • Assist one of the lecturers in some project related courses at SAUT corresponding to a co-financing from the department of one of the four years of the study.

Competencies and Opportunities.


The candidate must have obtained a Masters degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Geography, Mass Communication, Sociology or related disciplines. The applicant should preferably have proven research experience and academic publications in the area of international climate politics.

Other possible qualifications include:

  • A good grasp of relevant academic literature.
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaborate with other members of a research team.
  • An ability to work across disciplines and in an international context.

What the position offers.

The position offers attractive possibilities for the candidate, including:

  • Being part of an ambitious team that aims to produce high quality research with serious policy relevance.
  • The opportunity to develop an independent research agenda within the overall project.
  • Being part of a strong research environment within the Directorate of Research, Innovations and Community Engagement.
  • Get the opportunity to see typical Northern research agendas challenged by excellent scholars from East Africa.
  • Develop teaching competences.
  • Funding for participation on project relevant conferences.

Information about the recruitment process is available from the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • A short motivation letter (maximum 2 pages), including a brief description of your main research areas and methodological competence.
  • Curriculum vitae, including education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills and experiences relevant for the position.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, with a GPA of least 3.0.
  • A 5 page research proposal (note this is potentially the most important component, in contrast to traditions in some other disciplines and other countries, so please do present your own ideas here, not only those of the general project).
Job Experience No Requirements
Work Hours 8
Experience in Months 
Level of Education Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure.

The closing date for applications is 26 November 2023 23:59 EAT

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

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