The Copperbelt University (CBU) is a second largest public university in Zambia established through Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987 with more than 9,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled at the four university campuses:Riverside Campus, Parklands Campus, Ndola Campus, Mukuba campus and Kapasa Makasa Campus.

In October, 2020, the University was awarded to host the OR Tambo Africa Research Chair Initiative (ORTARCHl) in Environmental Management (Thematic area Environment & Development) under the leadership of Prof. Stephen Syampungani. At continental level, this initiative aims to initiate a catalytic effect on the development of research infrastructure in recipient countries by supporting prominent researchers to undertake world-class research in priority areas and contribute to producing knowledge and advancing research skills in line with (i) the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Science, (ii) Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024), and with (iii) the development needs of recipient countries. To attain these goals, funds have been made available to the CBU-ORTARCHl to support both postgraduate training and postdoctoral fellowships through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) of South Africa in partnership with the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and National Science and Technology Council of Zambia.

Against this background, the Copperbelt University seeks to recruit two (2) highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with strong analytical skills in: i) Pollution and remediation studies, and ii) Socio-ecological landscape studies under the CBUORTARCHl; to be stationed at its Riverside campus in Kitwe. These two thematic areas will mainly focus on developing models for restoration of mining generated landscape ecosystems in Zambia. In implementing this project, the Copperbelt University will work in partnership with a number of overseas and regional institutions namely; overseas institutions (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, USDA Forest Service (Rocky Mountain Research Station) and regional institutions (University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and University of Lubumbashi). Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, CBU encourages applications from women, differently abled persons and all others who would bring additional diversity, both in skill and knowledge to the university’s research agenda. These positions are open to qualified applicants of all nationalities.

For more information and on how to apply, download the Call via the following link: “ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT FOR TWO POST DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.”