Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Animal Welfare/History at the University of British Columbia

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Dear all,

Here is a postdoctoral fellowship on the history of breeding technologies and animal welfare in cattle at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. This research will contribute to the historical portion of a larger interdisciplinary project that examines perceptions, trust and interest in gene-editing technology among and within the milk and beef supply chains from farmers through to consumers. The historical research will focus on understanding perception, trust, and adoption of historical breeding technologies among all interested groups from farmers to consumers. The position is for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in History, Anthropology, or closely related fields. Interested candidates should submit their CV and names of three referees by email to Please use 'PDF Application-Animal Welfare, History' in the subject-line. The position will remain open until filled, but review of applications will start immediately.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

For the full advertisement and further details, please see: 

Dr. Heidi Tworek

Associate Professor in International History and Public Policy, University of British Columbia
Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Non-Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Non-Resident Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Co-Editor, Journal of Global History