Invitation to Apply
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Peace, Security and Development
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) was established in Kenya in June 2010 as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi. The ALC is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for its newly established Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Peace, Security and Development starting in May 2018. This Fellowship is for 12 months renewable. It comprises an attachment to the African Leadership Centre Nairobi, Kenya, and a visiting appointment at King’s College London. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will undertake an independent, rigorous research project in-line with the ALC’s current research agenda, titled ‘Peace, Society and the State in Africa’.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has recently agreed to support the ALCs programme titled ‘Future Peace, Society and the State in Africa: Building Knowledge with Future Leaders’. This includes funding to support the ALC’s research agenda on Peace, Society and the State in Africa, which for the first time includes funding for this Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme.
The ALC is committed to the following core values:
• African-led ideas and processes of change;
• Respect for diversity in all its forms;
• Independent thinking;
• Recognition of Youth agency;
• Pursuit of excellence;
The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting-edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:
- Taught MScs on Security, Leadership and Society, including mentoring and institutional attachments;
- A series of ALC Peace and Security Fellowship Programmes, including: Fellowship for African Scholars; Fellowship for African Women; Early-Career Fellowship; PhD Fellowship; Post-Doctoral Fellowship; and the Future Leaders Programme.
- Peacebuilding and Security research – with a focus on “Future Peace and the Role of the State in Africa”;
- Consolidating partnerships with African universities through transfer of specified and joint research outputs into virtual learning across partner institutions;
- Creating and strengthening digital knowledge transfer platforms and policy influencing processes.
The Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme is designed to assist the career development of African scholars who have recently completed their PhD programme (meaning in the last five years), by directing their research interests around a well-defined, ongoing research agenda within a broad collaborative network or scholars. The programme seeks to nurture Post-Doctoral African Scholars interested in furthering their research skills and career goals in relation to peace, security and development, and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve this.