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Opportunities for postdoctoral researchers at WSG


The Tayarisha Initiative on Digital Governance is seeking postdoctoral researchers to participate in its evolving programmes.

Tayarisha, hosted by the Wits School of Governance, is a hub for teaching, research, policy dialogue, and outreach focused on the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation in the public sector, society, and industry in Africa.

Tayarisha works closely with key stakeholders including the Wits Innovation Centre (WIC), and various academic, government, and delivery partners.There are ongoing opportunities for excellent candidates to be attached to prestigious Postdoc opportunities for one or more years.

Candidates from a variety of disciplines and enquiry fields of relevance to the theme of digital governance are invited to apply. These fields include:

  1. Digital transformations and governance
  2. Open government
  3. Data governance
  4. Digital ethics and rights
  5. Digital and telecoms regulation
  6. Digital threats and security
  7. Building digital capabilities of the state
  8. Enabling institutions and ecosystems for digital innovation
  9. Gov-Tech and Civic Tech R&D and Incubation
  10. Anticipatory governance

Candidates must have obtained a PhD within the past 5 years.

To enquire or submit your CV please contact to Zibusiso Manzini-Moyo:  

PLEASE NOTE: This is an open call with no specified closing date, until opportunities are filled. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more information please visit our website: Tayarisha Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities