Positions and Fellowships

Fremdsprachensekretär/in

Deadline
July 8, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Abteilung I
Inquiries

Für Nachfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an das Abteilungssekretariat, Frau Leather-Barrow, Frau Schröter (rennoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Abteilung I (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn), sucht zum frühestmöglichen Zeitpunkt für die Dauer von 2 Jahren

eine/n Fremdsprachensekretär/in

mit 50 % der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit, zur Unterstützung des Direktors.

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • klassische Sekretariatsaufgaben (inkl. Postbearbeitung, Ablage, Datenbankpflege)
  • selbständige Korrespondenz in Deutsch und Englisch sowie kleinere Übersetzungen
  • Vorbereitung von Sitzungen (inkl. Kommunikation mit den Organen, auch auf Englisch)
  • Reiseplanung und –nachbereitung (inkl. Buchung von Transportmitteln und Unterkünften sowie vorbereitender Kostenabrechnung nach dem BRKG)
  • Unterstützung bei der Terminplanung/ -koordination des Direktors
  • organisatorische Vorbereitung und Durchführung internationaler Konferenzen und Workshops
  • Betreuung internationaler Mitarbeiter, Gäste und Stipendiaten (überwiegend auf Englisch)
  • administrative Betreuung von Ausschreibungsvorgängen
  • Anfertigen von Tabellen/ Übersichten/ Bildern und Anschauungsmaterialien für Präsentationen, Erstellen von Informationsmaterial für Konferenzen (auch auf Englisch)
  • Internetrecherchen (Literatur und beliebige Themen im Auftrag des Direktors)
  • Anleiten der studentischen Hilfskräfte der Abteilung

Wir sind eine stark international geprägte Forschungseinrichtung mit einer großen Anzahl an Gastwissenschaftlern.

Wir erwarten:

  • exzellente Kenntnisse der englischen und deutschen Sprache in Wort und Schrift; weitere Fremdsprachenkenntnisse sind uns sehr willkommen
  • Berufserfahrung im Sekretariat – möglichst im Universitäts-/ Forschungsbereich
  • gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit moderner Bürokommunikationstechnik und EDV
  • Engagement, Zuverlässigkeit, Kreativität sowie Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit.

Wir bieten:

einen abwechslungsreichen und spannenden Arbeitsplatz in der Nähe des Campus der Freien Universität Berlin mit familienfreundlichem Arbeitsklima und internationaler akademischer Atmosphäre. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach dem TVöD (Bund), bis zu Entgeltgruppe 8.

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Bitte bewerben Sie sich mit Ihren vollständigen und aussagekräftigen Unterlagen (inkl. Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse in einer einzigen PDF-Datei) über unser Bewerberportal:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/dep1_sek_2016.nsf/application

Bewerbungsschluß ist der 08. Juli 2016 (23:59 MEZ).

Bitte beachten Sie, dass nur elektronische Bewerbungen über das Portal akzeptiert werden.

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studentische Hilfskraft (MPRG „Epistemes of Modern Acoustics“)

Deadline
July 18, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Forschungsgruppe "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics"
Inquiries

Etwaige Nachfragen richten Sie bitte per email an die Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe „Epistemes of Modern Acoustics", Frau Viktoria Tkaczyk:

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin,

Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics"

sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m) mit einer wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit von bis zu 19 Stunden und zunächst befristet bis zum 30. September 2017 – mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung für wissenschaftliche Hilfskrafttätigkeiten.

Aufgabengebiete:

Unterstützung der Forschung, insbesondere im Bereich der Geschichte der Akustik (z.B. durch Literatur- und Archivrecherchen) und von Forschungsprojekten im Bereich der Digital Humanities (z.B. Digitalisierung und Analyse von Forschungsquellen). Allgemeine Hilfskrafttätigkeiten im Bereich wissenschaftlicher Veranstaltungen.

Anforderungen:

Die Bewerberin/der Bewerber muss sich im Erststudium an einer Universität im Raum Berlin/Brandenburg befinden (BA oder Master) und sollte über Kenntnisse in einer historischen Disziplin verfügen (z. B. Kultur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Mediengeschichte, Musikgeschichte, usw.). Erwartet wird vor allem ein genuines Interesse an der Geschichte, Theorie und Epistemologie der Akustik.

Erfahrungen in wissenschaftlichen Recherchetätigkeiten, sehr gute Englischkenntnisse (aktiv und passiv) sowie Erfahrungen im Umgang mit IT-basierter Forschung sind erwünscht.

Die Stelle am MPIWG bietet auch die Möglichkeit, eigene Studien- und Forschungsinteressen im Gebiet der Wissenschaftsgeschichte zu vertiefen und dabei gleichzeitig einen Einblick in die Arbeit des MPIWG als dem weltweit größten Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte zu erhalten.

Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit ist verhandelbar im Rahmen von 12 bis 19 Stunden. Die Vergütung erfolgt im Rahmen der Regelungen für die Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und in Höhe der Stundensätze des Tarifvertrages für die studentischen Beschäftigen des Landes Berlin (zur Zeit 10,98 Euro/Stunde).

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Schriftliche Bewerbungen mit Bewerbungsschreiben, Lebenslauf und Kopie der aktuellen Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung (in einem PDF zusammengefasst) reichen Sie bitte

bis zum 18.07.2016 per E-Mail (Betreff: Bewerbung Stud. HK EpoMAc) an officeacoustics@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de ein.

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2 studentische Hilfskräfte (Bibliothek)

Deadline
July 20, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Bibliothek
Inquiries

Frau Esther Chen: echen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin sucht zur Mitarbeit in der Bibliothek

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt,

vorerst befristet bis zum 31. März 2017, mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung

zwei studentische Hilfskräfte (bis zu 19 Std/Woche)

 

Aufgabengebiet:
Mitarbeit bei der Recherche in Bibliothekskatalogen sowie Unterstützung der Bibliothek in Ordnungsaufgaben und Scandiensten

Anforderungen:
Erststudium an einer Berliner oder Brandenburgischen Hochschule, fließende Englischkenntnisse (mündlich und schriftlich), Vertrautheit mit modernen Informationstechnologien, gute wissenschaftliche Recherchekompetenzen

Informationen über das Institut finden Sie auf der Homepage: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt bis zu 19 Stunden, die Vergütung erfolgt im Rahmen der Regeln der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und in Höhe der Stundensätze des Tarifvertrages für die studentischen

Beschäftigten des Landes Berlin (z.Zt. 10,98 €/Std.). Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien und der aktuellen Semester-/Immatrikulationsbescheinigung richten Sie bitte in einem PDF zusammengefasst per E-Mail
 

bis zum 20.07.2016 an:
 

Frau Esther Chen: echen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Stichwort: Fernleihe
 

Die Bewerbungsgespräche finden am 22. Juli 2016 statt.

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Doctoral Candidate

Deadline
July 24, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Dept. I
Address

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Department I) is looking to employ a

Doctoral Candidate

to start as soon as possible (salary: 50% TVöD E13) for a period of three years.

The topic of the candidate’s dissertation should complement the research undertaken in the project “Globalization Processes of Knowledge” and in the junior research group “Asian Impacts on the Globalization of Knowledge: Marine Resources during the Cold War.”

The position will be based at both the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Freie Universität in Berlin. The conferral of the doctorate is expected to take place at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The projects “Globalization Processes of Knowledge” and “Asian Impacts on the Globalization of Knowledge” seek to cooperate on a contribution to the global history of knowledge – with an approach to history that doesn’t rely on a one-sided diffusion model, but instead understands transfer processes as multilateral transformations of knowledge systems. The aim is to investigate the dynamics of such transformation processes using a historical theory on the evolution of knowledge as well as through approaches from the field of the global history of science. The project’s central question is twofold: First, it asks which political, economic, and cultural conditions shape processes of the globalization of knowledge? And secondly, what effects do these globalization processes subsequently have on the societal contexts in which they take place? Bearing these goals in mind, we are looking for a doctoral project that incorporates both multilateral relations and global conditionality.

 

Suggested Topics for the Dissertation Project:

Living and nonliving (marine) resources (e.g. fish, plankton, pearls, or submarine crude oil, manganese, gas), or, for instance, nuclear energy, electricity, or wood could serve as starting points for an investigation into corresponding phenomena such as development aid, resource conflict, or environment and animal protection.

Of particular interest are projects that consider bi- or multilateral relations within Asia (e.g. Japan-India, India-China, China-Russia, Japan-Korea, Korea-China), or between (East) Asia and South America or Africa, respectively (e.g. “South-South” cooperation). Projects that deal with other regions and multilateral alliances – in particular Southeast Asia – are extremely welcome.

 

Expected Area of Focus:

  • We are looking for a doctoral candidate who is interested in writing their doctoral thesis within the context of the cooperation between the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science and the research group “East Asian Impacts on the Globalization of Knowledge: Marine Resources during the Cold War.”
  • The thesis should use multilateral perspectives to examine the interaction between processes in the globalization of knowledge and societal conditions – in other words, the project should bear in mind the global contingency of local phenomena.
  • The candidate will be expected to either contribute to the development of the theoretical framework of a historical theory on the evolution of knowledge, or to engage the methodological and theoretical issues of the global history of knowledge.
  • The candidate is expected to undertake archival work and research trips (financed).
  • Discussion and exchange within the projects will form a key part of the research process.

 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed university degree (MA level) in History, the History of Science, Economic History, Regional Studies, or a related field.

Applicants with the following qualifications are particularly welcome:

  • Knowledge of either Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian – especially reading skills for the purpose of archival work.
  • Familiarity with the theoretical approaches of historical epistemology, global and knowledge history, as well as with the theories of cultural evolution.
  • Ability to produce academic publications in English

 

Application:

All application materials (including a CV, a letter of motivation, a copy of the applicant’s MA certificate or verification that the applicant’s thesis has already been submitted, a digital copy of the applicant’s MA thesis in the form of a PDF, and proof of language abilities, if available) should be submitted online at:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/predoc_2016.nsf/application

by July 24, 2016.

Only applications submitted in this way will be considered.

We look forward to receiving applications from scholars of all nationalities. The Max Planck Society aims to increase the percentage of women on its scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, it is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and thus also encourages them to apply.

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2 Student Assistants (Dept. III)

Deadline
July 27, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Dept. III
Inquiries

For further information please contact Chaonan Zhang, the Editorial Assistant for Chinese Publications in Dept. III: czhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department 3 is looking to employ

two student assistants (up to 60 hours per month):

Starting date: as soon as possible limited until March 31, 2017 with the possibility of extension.

 

Duties:

Assisting project members with the organization of scientific events, the maintenance and updating of the department website and helping to maintain databases and digital repositories.

Native Chinese speakers with a good command of German and/or English and native English speakers with a good command of German  and/or Chinese are encouraged to apply. Ability to read classical Chinese is considered an advantage. Applicants must be in at least their third semester of study at a university in Berlin or Brandenburg. They should have a good working knowledge of modern information technology and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

The salary is paid according to the rates for student employment in the frame of the Max Planck Society’s program to support junior scientists (10,98 Euro/hour).

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer; the Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Please apply to applications_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

attaching a letter of application, CV, and a scan of your current Immatrikulations-/Semesterbescheinigung by 27 July 2016.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

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Editorial assistant / assistant of the director

Deadline
July 31, 2016
Other Departments / Research Groups
Dept. III
Inquiries

For inquiries, please contact the office of Department III: schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

Address

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is seeking to appoint an

Editorial assistant / assistant of the director up to 60%, 2 years

The post is tenable from October 1, 2016. The newly appointed colleague will join the team of Department III "Artefacts and Action in Systems of Knowledge", Director: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer. Candidates with experience in academic management and in editorial tasks, fluent in English and Chinese are invited to apply.

Your profile

We are looking for an energetic colleague to organize academic events and support our guests, fellows and international attendants; proficient in editorial tasks and the management of international directorial office; excellent written and spoken English and Chinese; further language abilities are most welcome. We are seeking a colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and basic historical knowledge; comprehensive digital literacy (DTP and office), internet skills and the ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality; experience of working abroad are welcome.

We offer

A highly diversified and fascinating task in a family friendly and international atmosphere. Salary according to TVOD, depending on qualifications up to grade 12, bandwidth see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/; part-time (up to 60%).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Applications (covering letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, photo) should be sent as one single PDF document exclusively through our online application portal

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/dep3_edass_2016.nsf/application

by July 31, 2016  (23:59 CET).

Please note: we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted for the position will be informed by August 8, 2016 and should be available for an interview on August 15 or 16, 2016. If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks after the closing date for applications, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

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Max Planck Research Group Leader position/University professorship (employment)

Deadline
July 31, 2016
Department / Research Group
Max Planck Research Group
Inquiries

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Tanja Neuendorf (tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de) or Dr. Hansjakob Ziemer (hjziemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Address

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Society and the Technische Universität Berlin (Faculty I, Institute of the History of Philosophy, Literatur and Technology) invite applications for a joint

Max Planck Research Group Leader position/ University professorship (employment) - remuneration in line with salary grade W2

for the field of History of Science

at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and the TU Berlin.

Reference number: I-260/16 (starting at the earliest possible/for 5 years)

Working field: The successful applicant will serve as a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPIWG. She or he will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching (with a reduced teaching load of one course per semester) at the Technische Universität Berlin. She or he will contribute to the organization of the MA Programme “Geschichte und Kultur von Wissenschaft und Technik” and the BA Programme “Kultur und Technik mit Schwerpunkt Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte” (courses can be taught in German or English).

Requirements: Candidates must qualify for appointment according to the requirements of § 100 BerlHG, including a university degree, an excellent scientific record demonstrated by a PhD and a postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) or equivalent, pedagogic and educational capabilities, to be given proof of by a teaching portfolio (for more information see TUB website, quick access no. 144242).

The successful candidate will have a distinguished research background in the history of science, either directly or as a focal area within the social sciences, humanities, engineering, a science discipline or interdisciplinary field of study (e.g., area studies, cultural studies, or history of technology). Applicants should have received their PhD no longer than five years before the application deadline.

Successful applicants will have the aptitude to lead a research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. In addition to administrative support and the working opportunities at the institute, the endowment will include funds to employ research fellows, to invite visiting scholars, and to award scholarships. The group will be funded for a period of five years.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in the Max Planck Institute’s cooperation ventures in establishing the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge.

Max Planck Society and Technische Universität Berlin strive to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourage qualified female researchers to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. Max Planck Society and Technische Universität Berlin are certified family-friendly higher education institutions, and the TU Dual Career Service offers assistance to you and your family when relocating to Berlin.

Complete applications will include: a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience; a curriculum vitae with three letters of recommendation; a list of publications; a brief outline of intended research (no longer than 750 words); an official certification (such as a diploma) of all academic degrees awarded to date.

Applications must be received through our online application portal: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/mprg_leader_2016.nsf/application by July 31, 2016  (23:59 CET).

Please note: we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Deadline
July 31, 2016
Inquiries

For questions concerning the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge, please contact Dr. Hansjakob Ziemer (hjziemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). Questions on the application process may be addressed to Tanja Neuendorf (tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Address

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

As part of the enhanced cooperation on the history of knowledge between the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, we are advertising two

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

starting September 1, 2016 (or later) for up to two years.

The postdoctoral fellows will contribute to the further development of the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge—the network through which the partner institutions anchor the history of knowledge in teaching and research in Berlin—and to reflection on the foundations of the research field. Alongside their own research, successful applicants will therefore be expected to organize joint working groups, colloquia, or workshops. They will be allocated a workspace at the MPIWG.

Applications are invited from early career scholars with a proven record of outstanding research in the history of knowledge or the history of science. Candidates must have completed their doctorate by the time the fellowship begins, and the Ph.D. should not have been awarded more than five years previously. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in theoretical questions. They are asked to submit suggested topics for their own research projects addressing the boundaries between the history of knowledge and the history of science, in one of the following thematic focus areas:

1) The focus area “practical knowledge” looks at domains in which knowledge emerges or is applied in systematic combination with practice, revealing the dynamic relationship between praxis and knowledge development;

2) The focus area “fieldworks of knowledge” covers the whole spectrum of practices, strategies, negotiations, and reflections around working with, and on, knowledge in the field. In the narrower sense, this refers to sites located outside the laboratory or the researcher’s office, which have come to typify the humanities.

The value of the fellowships follows the internal guidelines of the participating institutions, based on the stipends of the Max Planck Society (€2,100–€2,500 per month). Applications are welcome from candidates of all nationalities. Women are expressly invited to apply, and we specifically encourage applications from people with disabilities.

The selection process is organized jointly by the participating institutions. Please send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, outline of your research project within one of the two focus areas (max. 750 words), the names of three referees, and copies of your qualifications. These documents must be submitted as a single PDF file,

by 31 July 2016 (23:59 CET),

via the following online portal:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_center_2016_2.nsf/application

Please note that we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.

For further information on the scholars involved in this postdoctoral program, see www.wissensgeschichte-berlin.de/en/postdoc-programm.

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