Call for Applications: The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

Date limite d'inscription: Sunday, 31st Mars, 2019.

The University of Ghana, Legon, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, pour commencer août 1, 2019.

The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies was established at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in honour of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan African luminary and Ghana’s first president, for his contributions to the intellectual life of the African World, and for his projection of Africa on the world stage.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates in any discipline relevant to the study and understanding of Africa. The successful Applicant will be a scholar or public figure who has a strong understanding of African/Africana/pan-African Studies, has a strong research and publishing record, and has attained distinction in his or her discipline. He or she may also be a public intellectual or artist well versed in the indigenous knowledge and cultures of Africa.


Applicants should be committed to pursuing their own research agendas, collaborating and sharing their expertise with other researchers, and developing interdisciplinary exchanges.

Specifically, the Chair will be expected to:

  • Donner des conférences publiques, y compris une conférence inaugurale, qui sera publiée par l'Université;
  • Conduct research and/or create and establish a social or cultural project;
  • Produire un manuscrit publiable sur la recherche émanant du mandat, le cas échéant;
  • Préparer un rapport détaillant les résultats obtenus à la fin de la période d'occupation;
  • Aider l'Université à amasser des fonds pour accroître la dotation de la Chaire Kwame Nkrumah en études africaines;
  • Aider à la publicité et participer à la Biennale Kwame Nkrumah Festival intellectuel et culturel.


Appointments will typically be for one academic year (August 1 – July31) but with the possibility of extension for a second year.

Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant but will typically be at the level of Professor (disclosure upon short listing). The Chair will also be provided with:

  • Renvoyez un billet en classe affaires ou son équivalent à Accra.
  • Aéroport de ramasser.
  • L'hébergement de bureau comprend un ordinateur, une imprimante, un accès Internet et le matériel de bureau nécessaire.
  • Un assistant de recherche et / ou un autre personnel de soutien.
  • Hébergement et assurance médicale.
  • Une subvention de recherche

Méthode d'application

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

  • Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from
  • une lettre de motivation exprimant un intérêt,
  • un curriculum vitae,
  • a proposal for the programme of work to be carried out during the period of the tenure (max 5 pages)

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Registrar.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and they may be invited for a face-to-face interview. The successful candidate will be informed by June, 2019.


Applications should reach the Enregistrer not later than the close of day on Sunday, 31st Mars, 2019.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete by this date.

Pour plus d'informations, contactez:;;

Tel: +233 (0)302-213820/213850 extension 2153/2051

Pour plus d'informations:

Visitez la page Web officielle de la Chaire Kwame Nkrumah en études africaines

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