JCF 6956

The Directorate for Short-Learning Programmes (DSLPs) through the Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CfERI) at Walter Sisulu University of Technology is pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2023. The fellowship will entail conducting conceptual and empirical research on entrepreneurship, small business development, develop research skills and provide support to the DSLPs. The ideal candidate should be conversant with SLP, teaching and learning research.



  • To advance SLP within the Centre and at an institutional level.
  • To increase research outputs in the DSLP and CfERI at WSU.
  • Writing of research grant or funding proposals.
  • Publish articles in reputable journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship, business incubation training.
  • Be involved in initiating and managing research projects.
  • Participate in DSLPs / CfERI research-oriented events, e.g., the Focus Conference.
  • Local Economic Development (LED)



  • A recently earned PhD (not older than 5 years) in any field with demonstrable interest in entrepreneurship, teaching and learning.
  • South African citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, individuals with work permit can also apply.
  • At least four publications in DHET accredited journals.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal relation skills.
  • Team player and collaborator.
  • Competent in research software.


The value of the fellowship is R300,000 per annum (tax-exempt), and the fellowship is awarded for a period of one year.


Please send the applications to Mrs Noxolo Gaqisa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by no later than 01 March 2023. The application should include the following: (a) a motivation detailing the extent to which they meet the requirements of the position; (b) Certified copy of ID document; (c) a Curriculum Vitae including a list of research publications, conference papers, and other scholarly outputs; (d) certified copies of doctoral degree certificate; and (e) names of three contactable referees.

Please provide academic transcripts and SAQA evaluation certificate if qualifications were obtained outside South Africa.

WSU reserves the right to not grant the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.