8 de junio de 2018

Post-doc researcher: Rural and Environmental History, Wageningen University

Post-doc researcher in global economic and social history, Rural and Environmental History Group at Wageningen University

Closing date for applications: 29 June 2018

We are looking for
a post-doc researcher in global economic and social history who will receive a free role in the research program of the Rural and Environmental History Group at Wageningen University. He/she will be able to develop his/her personal research CV and will co-lecture two or three courses in economic, global and/or environmental history to social science students.

We ask
You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scholar, and a team player devoted to research and education in a highly international and interdisciplinary academic environment.

You also have:
- a PhD in history, economics or any other social science with a clear historical character.
- published internationally in refereed scientific journals.
- sufficient experience with economic/social history conference presentations.
- quantitative research skills, affinity with cliometrics.
- an international network which you are willing to expand.
- strong didactic skills and enthusiasm for teaching and working with (international) students in a variety of programmes.
- good organizational skills.
- fluency in English and Dutch.
- ambition to write grant proposals and obtain your own funding.

We offer
We offer you a temporary contract for 0,8 - 1,0 FTE, for one year with a possibility of extension to three or four years upon favourable evaluation. Gross starting salary € 3,475 to € 4,500 per month (scale 11), based on full time employment (38 hours a week) and dependent on expertise and experience.

How to apply?
To apply, please upload the following documents online via www.jobsat.wur.nl, latest on Friday, June 29th, 2018:

1) Letter of motivation. Your letter should contain a brief synopsis of your education and research activities over the past three to five years.
2) Your CV including a list of publications and courses taught. 
3) One or two reference letters.
4) A brief outline of your research agenda for the coming 3 to 4 years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Ewout Frankema (ewout.frankema@wur.nl)

The Rural and Environmental History Group
The Rural and Environmental History Group is an ambitious and growing group within the Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University. Our mission is the study of long term growth, inequality and sustainable development from a global perspective. More in particular we are interested in long term rural development in relationship to changing environmental and global economic conditions. Our research focuses mostly, but not exclusively, on the modern era (c. 1800-2000). Our research is characterised by the combined application of quantitative, qualitative and comparative historical research methods. We draw theoretical inspiration from the social sciences. Archival research and data collection form a central part of research activities. We value the valorisation of research results and strive to reach out to academic as well as public audiences.
For further information please visit: www.rhi.wur.nl.

Wageningen University and Research Centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.jobsat.wur.nl.