Join the HUMA Team

We are committed to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating working environment by building a team of diverse, energetic, empathetic and collaborative researchers, guided by responsive leadership. 

At HUMA, we offer the opportunity to work in developing and intellectually stimulating Pan-African and Afropolitan space with

  • a dynamic team of diverse people;
  • a challenging job position with the opportunity to contribute to an important agenda and develop professionally; and
  • an opportunity to shape knowledge production in Africa and globally.

Researchers at HUMA are expected to:

  • Initiate new research projects and lead the execution of specific research projects/programmes
  • Work in an interdisciplinary environment and systematically share results with colleagues and the public
  • Engage in the Institute’s other activities such as planning and organising research seminars, workshops and conferences, policy dialogues, public engagements, publication and research dissemination activities, fund-raising and grant development, scholarship and fellowship programmes, teaching, mentorship and skills development, etc. within their areas of specialisation and expertise
  • Participate actively in the preparation of research projects/programmes, review of different applications within the area of their research, fundraising and grants management
  • Carry out other tasks and assignments, such as planning and facilitating academic networking
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the HUMA Director


There are currently no openings.

For information about a career at the University of Cape Town (UCT), visit the UCT Staff Site 


See our  Fellowships page