Information for FMHS Hosts of Postdoctoral Fellows

A quarter of Stellenbosch University's 300+ postdoctoral fellows are hosted within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Each postdoc is supervised and mentored by a host and located within a specific academic environment. Postdoctoral fellows are productive members of the SU community. They are expected to make a substantial contribution towards research outputs, while being developed and groomed as research professionals. International postdocs also have the potential to strengthen cross-border research collaboration networks. For these reasons, your interest in hosting a postdoctoral fellow, are valuable to the faculty and university.

Fulltime FMHS academic or research staff apply to host a potential postdoctoral fellow and then advertise each fellowship to recruit a suitable fellow. Awards start from R220,000 per annum for two years, with application closing dates between March and September. Fellowships are possible with the support of Subcommittee C and other funding sources. Enquiries regarding Subcommittee C funding may be directed to Mr Tashwell de Wet at

The following documents from the SU Postdoc Office will be helpful to hosts:

Getting started: 
• Advertise the Postdoc position for 3 weeks on at least one internal and external platform;
• Interview and select the successful candidate (academic environment);
• Inform DRD of the successful candidate and supply supporting documents;
• DRD liaises with the candidate to finalise the appointment process.

Below are possible internal and external platform options for advertising a postdoctoral fellowship:

Internal Platforms 
• Stellenbosch University Website ( 
• Faculty webpages (navigate via 
• Support Division webpages (navigate via 
External Platforms 
• Websites of Professional bodies in your research field 
• Careers24` 
• ResearchGate 
• Global Academy Jobs 
Social Media platforms (ie Facebook)