Apply for CODESRIA’s Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI)!

Deadline: 15 September 2017

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is implementing a new “Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI)” with an aim to engage academics and stakeholders in higher education in Africa on issues and policy directions that can secure greater autonomy for the institutions and, deepen cultures of accountability and oversight and contribute to ensuring the institutions focus on their academic roles.

Middle level academics refer to a cadre of academics who are not directly involved in senior university management and leadership roles but play an important role in the design and coordination of academic programmes and teaching at the departmental and faculty levels. The categories of academics here will include those with doctoral level qualifications and therefore expected to provide academic guidance and mentorship, faculty deans and heads of departments, officials of academic unions and course coordinators.

The purpose of the proposed institute is to provide middle level academics with the platform to engage and deepen academic understanding of emerging cultures in the institutions through which academic and administrative leadership are nurtured.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call targets academics and institutions in six Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.
  • Proposals submitted under this call are expected to be theoretically grounded in the area of higher education leadership and governance, engage with literature on higher education governance transformations in Africa, especially in the post-1990s and show an awareness of current debates in higher education leadership in Africa and the place of leadership in building strong academic institutions.
  • Proposals should be no more than 10 pages, typed on 1.5 New Times Roman margins and should be electronically submitted with the candidate’s CV enclosed and a covering letter indicating the applicants’ institutional affiliation and academic/administrative responsibilities.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

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