You will be part of a larger research team working on the NWO VICI-project ‘South-South Divergence. Comparative Histories of Regional Integration in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa since 1850’, and will be supervised by prof. Ewout Frankema and other scholars of the Rural and Environmental History Group. You will follow the PhD-education programmes of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS) and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. Also co-lecture one or two courses in economic, global and/or environmental history to social science students will be a part of this position.
You are an ambitious, enthusiastic scholar and a team player, devoted to research and education in an international and interdisciplinary academic environment.
You also have:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will receive a fully funded PhD position and you will be offered a course program tailored to your needs and the research team.
The gross salary for the first year is € 2.434,- per month rising to € 3.111,- in the fourth year in according to the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale P). This is based on a full-time working week of 38 hours. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended for the duration of the project if you perform well.
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You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. To apply, please upload – next to your letter of motivation and your cv – the following documents:
We prefer a candidate who can start as soon as possible, but the starting date is negotiable.
Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Ewout Frankema via email@example.com.
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This vacancy will be listed up to and including 21 November 2021. We will schedule the first job interviews soon after closing date.
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