Post-Doctorat | Moving Animals : A History | Maastricht University | 7 mai 2019

Post-Doctoral Researcher – “Moving Animals: A History”

Location: Maastricht University – Netherlands
Salary: €3,255
£2,895 converted salary* per month
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Starting date: 1 September 2019

The deadline for submitting your application is: 7 May 2019

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a research team working on the history of human-animal interactions in the twentieth century.
The Post-doctoral researcher will:

  • Develop a line of historical research that studies the changing ways in which humans have scientifically studied, culturally represented and environmentally managed migratory animals.
  • Carry out archival and oral history research in several countries.
  • Play a crucial role in the conceptual and methodological innovations required by the project, in collaboration with the other researchers on team.
  • Help to co-ordinate and administer the overall project, including the organization of workshops, conferences and public outreach events.
  • Dedicate some of their time to teaching and supervision in the Faculty’s BA and MA programs.
  • Write and co-author academic publications together with other members of the team.
  • Plan and participate in team meetings.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A completed PhD in History, or another field relevant to the project, such as Political Ecology, Human-Animal Studies, Science and Technology Studies or Geography.
  • Methodological experience in archival research.
  • Experience with organizing workshops, lecture series, and/or similar events.
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, as demonstrated by academic publications and presentations at international conferences.
  • Knowledge of other languages relevant to the cases studies of the project (desirable).
  • A willingness to contribute proactively to the development of the Moving Animals project.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Experience in teaching at the BA or MA level.

Starting date: 1 September 2019

Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Dr. Raf De Bont (

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website:

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website

Interested candidates are invited to submit:
1. A letter of motivation summarising relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position
2. A CV including a complete list of publications
3. A grade transcript of previous education at Master/graduate level
4. PhD degree certificate
5. Their best article or book chapter, preferably single-authored

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

The deadline for submitting your application is: 7 May 2019

Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the department History via the ”Apply” button.

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Honorine Tellier (2019, 19 avril). Post-Doctorat | Moving Animals : A History | Maastricht University | 7 mai 2019. Animots. Consulté le 23 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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