The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, seeks
Two Postdoctoral scholars,
for three years, with employment contract.
starting date: 01 September 2017
The positions are in close conjunction with the research agenda of Dept. III
Outstanding junior scholars with suitable experience in science-, technology-, economic history, STS,
anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position
begins (PhD achieved in 2015 or later), and be able to show evidence of scholarly excellence in the form of initial international publications.
Research projects should relate to the two major projects currently pursued at the Department:
Histories of Planning (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/departmentSchaefer_HistoriesOfPlanning
and The Body of Animals (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/departmentSchaefer_Animals
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
). 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.
The positions are primarily devoted to research, with no teaching. Remuneration
is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13).
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 applications online using the following
Deadline for submission: 30 November 2016 (23:59 CET)
Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Only successful candidates
will be notified.
Your application should contain - uploaded as 1 PDF document:
- Cover letter, (indicating in which project your are interested)
- Curriculum vitae including list of publications
- research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
- sample of writing
- names and contact details of at least two referees.
For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer
); for technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning
the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22,
14195 Berlin, Germany