Applications are currently open for three Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows at the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW, Sydney. Successful candidates will undertake independent and collaborative research on aspects of the modern (post 1800) history of population policy; the intellectual history of population and political economy; and/or the international history of population debate, including environmental history dimensions. Preference may be given to historians or historical geographers of India, China or Japan, or of the United Nations’ engagement with population matters.
The Laureate Centre for History & Population is a 5-year Australian Research Council-funded research centre directed by Professor Alison Bashford. Working with Professor Bashford, Laureate Postdoctoral Fellows will contribute to a reassessment of modern world history by centrally analysing population change and population policy, at national, regional and international levels within a ‘multiple modernities’ framework, and by analysing Malthusian theories, their uptake, translation and critique, across a range of modern polities. Economic, environmental, and intellectual historians, as well as historians of gender and health are invited to apply.
Applications close on March 15, 2021. Postdoctoral appointments are for three years, commencing July 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. You can find out more about the positions and apply here.