[Taxacom] Post-doc fellowship available

Terry Hedderson thedderson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 21:39:13 CDT 2010

We are now soliciting applications for the following fellowship.  This
provides a great opportunity to work in one of the world's great  botanical
treasure houses.

Interested persons who may be dismayed by a straight conversion to your home
currency should bear in mind that a) such fellowships are tax free in South
Africa, and b) that in general the cost of living in SA is lower than many
parts of the world. This is actually a livable salary.


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for this
prestigious Fellowship which commemorates General Smuts’ interest in South
African Botany.

The object of the Fellowship is to enable a person who has exhibited
proficiency in independent research to undertake study and research in
systematic botany and geographical distribution of South African flora,
these being the branches of Botany in which General Smuts was most keenly
interested.  The possibility of work on other aspects of the South African
flora is not excluded.

The fellowship is open to any person, South African or otherwise, who is
capable of carrying out its objective and materially advancing the knowledge
of the South African flora. Possession of a PhD degree is a minimum

The work of the Fellow will be under the general supervision of the Director
of Research, South African National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch, and
the Head of Botany at the University of Cape Town.  The Fellow will also be
offered the opportunity to participate in the teaching and supervision of
senior students in the Botany Department.

The Fellowship will be awarded for one year in the first instance and may be
renewed for an additional year subject to satisfactory progress.  An
extension for a third year will be considered only in exceptional cases.

Applications must include the following:

-Research Proposal.

-The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

-Three reports from referees, which must be submitted in sealed envelopes.

-Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates.

Applications must be submitted to the Head of Department.  Information on
faculty structure and academic departments may be found on the UCT website
at http://www.uct.ac.za

All applicants are subject to the policies surrounding the postdoctoral
sector at the University of Cape Town.

The closing date for receipt of applications is *29 October 2010*.  Please
note that late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

*The University of Cape Town reserves the right to make no awards at all; to
cancel the award if the conditions are not met, and to effect changes to the
conditions of award.*

Further information is obtainable from: Ms Sandra Smuts, Botany Department,
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.
Email:sandy.smuts at uct.ac.za. Telephone number +27 21 6502438  Fax Number +27
21 6504041.

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