The College of Law and Management (CLMS) is developing a vibrant post-doctoral research scholarship (PDS) community, engaging in a range of cutting edge and socially relevant research projects. The PDSs contribute in diverse ways to the research enterprise and postgraduate environment and are key partners in realising the University vision of becoming the Premier University of African Scholarship.

The CLMS and UKZN are committed to growing its PDS programme and through the necessary support hope to provide an exciting opportunity to newly qualified doctoral candidates to develop and hone their research and publication skills; to expand their academic credentials and to contribute to the knowledge base of the College, the University and the country as a whole.

UKZN has the second highest postdoc population in the country, with 276 PDSs across the four colleges: the College of Science, Engineering and Science (CAES); College of Health Sciences (CHS); College of Humanities (CH) and the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS). The current PDSs are a diverse group, mostly international, with participants from various African countries, India, Europe and North America.

Why UKZN? University of KwaZulu-Natal is located in two cities, Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and has five campuses: Edgewood, Howard College, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, Pietermaritzburg and Westville. UKZN is one of three African universities rated amongst the top 500 universities in the world and in 2012 was recognised as the most research productive university in South Africa! As one of South Africa’s pre-eminent research institutions, UKZN provides a dynamic research and innovation environment to flourish as a researcher.

The CLMS has four Schools: the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, the School of Accounting, Economics & Finance that is strategically associated with the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), the School of Law and the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance with disciplines ranging from Marketing and Supply Chain Management; Management and Entrepreneurship; Human Resources and Labour Relations; Information Systems and Management to Public Governance.

Prospective PDS can find all the relevant information in the CLMS PDS Guide hereunder. Information about current PDSs are also available.