The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, announces
One Research Scholarship for up to three years
Starting date 01 September 2015
(TVÖD E14, comparable to assistant professor/associate professor).
The position is up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.
Candidates from all fields researching issues relevant to the history of science and technology are welcome to apply. Current research projects should be relevant to the agenda of Dept. III and the two working group foci within the project
Histories of Planning – Working group: The Art of Judgement
Candidates should have a doctorate in hand and a strong publication record. Evidence of intellectual versatility, in keeping with the departmental projects and its interdisciplinary and trans-regional research agenda, is required.
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).
International experience is highly desirable. The administrative responsibilities of Research Scholars are decided in consultation with the Director and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. There are no formal teaching obligations, but the Institute and Department hold regular colloquia. The MPIWG provides excellent support for research, including travel funds and the opportunity to organize conferences on topics related to the Research Scholar’s interests. Salaries are commensurate with academic experience and qualifications.
It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French.
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged 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 submissions: 06 November 2014
Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Candidates will be invited to an interview in the week starting on 09 February 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 addresses of three referees
- five attachments in .doc or .pdf format named as follows:
Cover letter, (indicating your availability for the interview in February)
CV, including copies of certificates (PhD)
List of publications (designating the five most significant ones)
Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
• writingsample _LASTNAME_firstname_PD
Article or book chapter (max. 10.000 words)
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 Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration ([log in to unmask]), or Mr. Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator ([log in to unmask]).