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Post-doctoral Fellow 2 Years Contract Jobs at Aga Khan University (AKU)

Post-doctoral Fellow 2 Years Contract Jobs at Aga Khan University (AKU)

Welcome to our website In This Article, are you looking for Post-doctoral Fellow 2 Years Contract Jobs at Aga Khan University (AKU) Released job vacancy / vacancies to all qualified Tanzanian applicants. The Aga Khan University is a priority relationship for SFU which allows both institutions to build on their shared values as they work together on various projects.  This partnership is in keeping with SFU’s strategic sustainability and climate action plan and its goal of mobilizing the entire institution to embed climate action throughout its operations, research, academics, and community and global engagement.

Post-doctoral Fellow
Arusha Climate and Environmental Research Centre, AKU
Onsite in Arusha, Tanzania
April 2024
March 2026


The Aga Khan University is developing an interdisciplinary program of research at the Arusha Climate and Environmental Research Centre (AKU – ACER). As a flagship initiative of the University, the Arusha Climate and Environmental Research Centre leverages the site’s research opportunities in environmental science – including atmospheric sciences, ecology, environmental chemistry, geosciences, and social sciences. The land also serves as a hub for AKU and Simon Fraser University (SFU) to conduct community-based research and run programs that focus on collaborative, change-oriented, and inclusive community partnerships.

Benefits of research activities will cut across many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to the environment and climate action, including ACER’s capacity for carbon sequestration, as well as SDGs related to human health, water, clean energy, sustainable communities, hunger, gender equality and poverty.


For eligible candidates interested in conducting on-site research projects to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary studies at the AKU – ACER, there are options available through the AKU-SFU post-doctoral fellowship. In addition to contributing to analytical work, the candidate will become acquainted with the preliminary workings of a distinctive “living lab” research center. Supporting the planning and execution of the research project on food systems, climate change, and food sovereignty is the goal of this role.

The fellowship will offer the leadership of the overall program and/or individual research teams significant organizational and logistical support. The fellow will learn about the substantive and practical aspects of research on environmental studies, agroecology, water, biodiversity, conservation, natural resource management, and climate change.

Under the position, the incumbent will primarily work on research projects involving food sovereignty, food security, food literacy, and circularity (the circular economy) among Tanzanian community members. There will also be some opportunities for international teamwork and research projects in Kenya, Pakistan, and Canada. It is required of the incumbent to take part in additional academic activity connected to the project, such as organizing workshops, conferences, and community outreach.


The incumbent will ideally have finished their doctorate, usually in the last five years, and they intend to continue their further study at Aga Khan University and Simon Fraser University.


  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as food systems, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, agrarian studies, sociology, geography, or planning
  • A track record of accomplishments in publishing in prestigious academic publications
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and collection methods
  • Outstanding written and spoken English language proficiency
  • Reading and writing in Swahili is an added benefit.
  • Desire to move to Arusha, Tanzania, with the option to live in Canada for up to thirty percent of the time
  • Possessing the ability and desire to work both individually and in groups to perform fieldwork and literature reviews
  • The capacity to interact politely with people in the community and have knowledge of local traditions
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with sizable multidisciplinary and multicounty teams
  • Preparedness to support AKU-ACER’s intellectual and academic development


The monthly basic salary range is TZS6.6M ($2,658) – TZS10M ($4,124). 

The latest Post-doctoral Fellow 2 Years Contract Jobs at Aga Khan University (AKU) further information regarding this vacancy please contact: Mirranda Cross, Manager, Global Engagement at with a copy to – Human Resources Department, The Aga Khan University, Tanzania. or APPLY NOW

Application Deadline: February 29th, 2024

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to Apply
Kindly send in your application with a clear statement of your qualifications and how it fits the job description, along with an example of how you plan to carry out the project in question. Along with them, you should provide a published paper, two current journal articles, an updated curriculum vitae, and a chapter from your dissertation. Emails in PDF format should be forwarded to, and a copy should be provided to the Aga Khan University’s Human Resources Department at

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