PhD project on Economic History of Southeast Asia, 1800-2000
A PhD candidate in the economic history of Southeast Asia in the period 1800 to 2000. Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions of the world economy. Its diversity in terms of geography, culture political institutions, and economic development trajectories throws up many puzzles for economic historians. The candidate will develop his/her own research project under supervision of scholars at the Rural and Environmental History Group. He/she will participate in the research program of this Group, and follow the PhD-education programmes of Wageningen University and the N.W .Posthumus Institute. He/she will be able to develop his/her personal research CV and will co-lecture one or two courses in economic, global and/or environmental history to social science students.
You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scholar, and a team player devoted to research and education in an international and interdisciplinary academic environment.
You also have:
- a MA/MSc in history or economics with a clear and demonstrable interest in economic history;
- strong statistical, archival and writing skills;
- fluency in English;
- good organizational skills;
- enthusiasm for teaching and working with (international) students in a variety of programmes;
- strong motivation to develop your own research design;
- ability to work both independently and in small teams;
- great interest and curiosity in societal issues such as the causes and consequences of global inequality.
We prefer a candidate that is available as soon as possible, but the starting date is in principle negotiable.
Conditions of employment
In principle this is a 48 month PhD position. We offer you a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended with 30 months if you perform well. Salary will increase from € 2,325 gross per month in the first year up to € 2,972 in the last year, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week). Next to a variety of secundairy labour conditions, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.
Wageningen University & Research
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.