Postdoctoral Fellowships in Geology: Department of Geology,
University of Johannesburg

The Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, offers several postdoctoral fellowships to undertake research in geology. Current focus areas of the department include Precambrian mineral deposits and tectonics, geometallurgy, coal geology and organic petrology, palaeomagnetism, medical geology, detrital zircon provenance studies, and early Precambrian environments and geobiology. In-house analytical facilities include XRF, XRD, SEM, TEM, MLA, µXRF, EPMA, LA-MC-ICP-MS, noble gas MS, micro-Raman, organic petrology, and a palaeomag lab with SQUID.

The department hosts the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA), a central hub for research in economic geology in Africa (, and the Palaeoproterozoic Mineralisation Research Group (PPM). For further information about the Department of Geology visit or UJ Geology on Facebook.

Appointees will engage in full-time postdoctoral research on an approved project with UJ Geology staff members. The participation in teaching at undergraduate level including field classes is encouraged. The fellowship consists of a minimum tax-free stipend of ZAR 230 000 per annum (up to R300 000) and is renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory progress.

We encourage applications from candidates who have an interest in Precambrian geology and mineral deposits, although any specialization will be considered. Eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences obtained within the last four years.

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter highlighting their experience and research interests and a detailed CV, including the names and e-mail addresses of two referees, to Axel Hofmann ( on or before 29 February 2024, although later applications will also be considered. For additional information on fellowship conditions please contact Axel Hofmann or any staff member of UJ Geology.

published: 07 February 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.