Call for PhD Fellowships: Deadline - November 9th, 2018

he HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH SYSTEM AND SERVICES IN UGANDA (HEPI-SHSSU) PhD PROGRAMME

PhD FELLOWSHIP ADVERTISEMENT

Applications are invited for a new programme for low and mid-level faculty (up to Senior Lecturer level) who are interested and committed to becoming health professionals’ education scholars.

Successful applicants should be willing to become educational scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme with a focus on any aspect of health professional education related to the educational mandate of their parent department or unit.

The programme will support up to 4 years of training leading to the award of a doctoral degree for a maximum of 3 successful doctoral candidates.

Eligibility   

This is open to low and mid-level faculty up to Senior Lecturer level including people who contribute to teaching and research at Makerere University. They must have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a health professions education research career. Prior health professional education at master’s level or fellowship level training will be considered as an added advantage.

Criteria for Selection    

1.    Demonstrated interest in research training and conducting research with a focus on health professional education

2.    Potential to handle rigorous academic requirements of the doctoral program.  

3.    Plan for career development

4.    Capacity towards attaining research leadership and international recognition in one’s field.

5.    Preference will be given to individuals under the age of 45.

6.    Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

Application Process

Applications must be submitted to hepishssu@gmail.com and should consist of a cover letter (1 page only), resume (not more than 3 pages) a personal statement (Maximum 1 page), research concept (Maximum 1 page) and two letters of recommendation. The personal statement should include your contribution to the academic and research life of a department, your aspirations for career progression in the next 5-7 years, research interests and any information you consider relevant. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 9th November 2018. Enquiries can be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Program on hepishssu@gmail.com

Timelines:

Application deadline:                   November 9th, 2018

Interviews                                  December 10-14, 2018

Notification date:                        January 20th, 2019

Proposed start date:                    February 1, 2019