|A PhD candidate in the field of history or economic history to study the causes and health outcomes of drought-induced famines in Latin America and/or Africa at the turn of the 20th century.|
Droughts have been intrinsically related to famine throughout history, resulting in harvest failure, public health crises and conflict over resources. Contrary to other world regions such as Europe and Asia, very little is known about such crises in Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America, where drought contributed to major famines in Brazil (1876-9, 1896-1900), Sudan (1888-92), Ethiopia (1888-92), and elsewhere. This project focuses on the late 19th-early 20th century, a period characterized by major technological transitions influencing the production and transport of food crops as well as the treatment and prevention of disease. These developments radically altered the economic and health conditions during famines as compared with previous historical periods, and are therefore crucial for understanding responses to and the impact of later 20th-century food crises.
The candidate will develop their own research project by tackling two overarching questions: Under what conditions do droughts result in famine? What are the short- and long-term health effects of famine (e.g., mortality and morbidity)? They will be supervised by scholars at the Rural and Environmental History Group and will participate in the research program of this Group. They will also take part in the PhD-education programmes of Wageningen University and the N.W. Posthumus Institute, Research School for Economic and Social History. The candidate will be able to develop their 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, enthusiastic scholar and a team player, devoted to research and education in an international and interdisciplinary academic environment.|
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The gross salary for the first year is € 2.395,- per month rising to € 3.061,- 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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We prefer a candidate who is available as soon as possible, but the starting date is negotiable.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 15th of March, 2021. We will schedule the first job interviews soon after closingdate.
WUR is an equal opportunity employer. We are keen to receive applications from all sufficiently qualified people, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, functional impairment, religion/life philosophy, sexual orientation, or age.
|The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.|
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