The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, announces
One Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to two years.
Starting date 01 September 2015
The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the agenda of Dept. III and the current research project on:
Histories of Planning
Outstanding junior scholars with an interest in using the concept of planning to enhance the methodological apparatus of the History of Science and Technology and suitable experience in science-, technology-, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Projects focusing on premodern or early modern history and/or animals are particularly welcome.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html).
Candidates should have a doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2013 or later. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French.
Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2,100 € and 2,500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1,468 € and 1,621 €, or E14 public pay scale (fellows from Germany). Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Candidates are requested to submit their application to
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Deadline for submission: 30 October 2014
Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Candidates will be invited to an interview in the week of 19 – 23 January 2015. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must make mention of this in your covering letter.
Your application should contain
-name and email details of at least one referee
-four attachments in .doc or .pdf format named as follows:
Cover letter, (indicating your availability for the interview in January)
CV, including copies of certificates (PhD)
Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
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Curriculum vitae including list of publicationsCopies of certificates (PhD)research prospectus (maximum 750 words)sample of writingname and contact details of at least one referee.
For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer ([log in to unmask]); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß ([log in to unmask]), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider ([log in to unmask]), Research Coordinator.
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- dep3_postdoc_YOURNAME_cv. with cv including copies of certificates
- dep3_postdoc_YOURNAME_wr. With a sample of writing