Positions and Fellowships

2014-2015 Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline September 30, 2014
Department / Research Group Edition Open Sources
Inquiries

For more information about working at the University of Oklahoma, please contact eos@ou.edu or the Research Coordinator, JoAnn Palmeri. See also the websites for the University of Oklahoma Libraries, the History of Science Collections, and the Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

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Please upload your application at http://jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85389

Two fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015 are offered by Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, MPIWG) Department I, Prof. Jürgen Renn, and the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU). Starting dates are negotiable. Each 2-year fellowship is a full-time year-round appointment. Applicants must state a preference for either the MPIWG or OU as their host institution; one fellowship will be awarded for each location.

Each fellow will be expected to publish a work in Edition Open Sources (EOS) by the end of the second year of the fellowship. Each fellow will acquire skills relevant to the digital humanities using the EOS workflow and is responsible for editing of his or her own work to the end stage of publication.

Host institutions:
1. The MPIWG is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany, who may alternatively opt for an employment contract TVöD E14 in the German payscale system). For more information about working at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, please contact the Research Coordinator, Jochen Schneider.

2. The University of Oklahoma is a leading American public research university. Fellowships are appointed in the University Libraries, with ties to the History of Science Collections and to the Department of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Fellows receive an annual salary and benefits package of $ 42,000.

Exchange period:
After the first year in one of the host institutions, the postdoctoral fellows will exchange their positions for a period of six months: The postdoctoral fellow employed at OU will move to the MPIWG, the postdoctoral fellow employed at the MPIWG will move to Oklahoma. Round-trip airfare to and from the collaborating institution during the second year is provided by the fellow's original host institution. The monthly stipend will be unaffected during the exchange period.

Application documents:
Applications for fellowships must include a book proposal, which is reviewed following the same protocol as book proposals by other authors (Submission guidelines: http://edition-open-sources.org/eos/instructions.html#submission).

Candidates must submit the following application documents as a single PDF file no later than September 30, 2014:

  • Cover letter (2 - 3 pages)
  • CV (including publication list)
  • Book proposal (see Submission guidelines)
  • Official copies of degree certificates
  • Writing sample (max. 8000 words)

Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Please upload your application at http://jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85389

The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of at least two scholars who will provide letters of recommendation by the deadline. Please note that the referees will automatically be contacted and asked to submit their letters electronically. Letters received after the deadline will not be accepted.

The University of Oklahoma and Max Planck Society are equal opportunity employers. 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.

For questions concerning the research project and Department I, please contact Dr. Matteo Valleriani (valleriani@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration.

For more information about working at the University of Oklahoma, please contact eos@ou.edu or the Research Coordinator, JoAnn Palmeri. See also the websites for the University of Oklahoma Libraries, the History of Science Collections, and the Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

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Editorial Assistant (Epistemes of Modern Acoustics)

Deadline October 31, 2014
Department / Research Group Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”
Inquiries

For questions concerning the Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” and its projects, please contact Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing people with disabilities, and encourages them to apply.

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Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal/Editorial Assistant ‘Epistemes of Modern Acoustics’
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

(Electronic submission is also possible: bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is seeking to appoint a part-time (50%) Editorial Assistant for five years.

The post is tenable from March 1, 2015.

The newly appointed colleague will join the team of the Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics,” director: Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk (for further information on the research group see: here).

Job profile
The setting up and day-to-day management of academic publication projects, articles, reviews, and collective volumes, to be executed by yourself with the support of a student assistant. Responsibilities include email correspondence with authors and publishers, proofreading, copyediting, formatting according to publishers style sheet, and the creation of shared bibliographies and indexes. A further important aspect of the job is image research and the acquisition of digital files and permission to publish. Maintaining the web presence of the publication projects on the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science website rounds off your duties.

Candidates should have experience in academic management and editorial tasks in a university, research institute, or academic publishing environment, a working knowledge of German, and excellent written and spoken English; native English speakers preferred. We are seeking a colleague with a genuine interest in academic work; basic knowledge in the history of science is welcome. Candidates are expected to have comprehensive digital literacy (EndNote, Zotero, Photoshop and Office), internet skills, and the ability to work in a team, and to contribute to collegiality.

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a highly diversified and fascinating employment in a family-friendly and international atmosphere. The salary will be within the range of the TVöD 10 scale in the German system; part-time (50%).

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae including certificates of qualification and two reference letters to

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal/Editorial Assistant ‘Epistemes of Modern Acoustics’
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

(Electronic submission is also possible: bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

by October 31, 2014.

Finalists for the position will be informed by November 14, 2014 and asked to come for an interview during the week of December 1, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For questions concerning the Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” and its projects, please contact Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing people with disabilities, and encourages them to apply.

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Research Scholar (Epistemes of Modern Acoustics)

Deadline October 31, 2014
Department / Research Group Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics”
Inquiries

For questions concerning the Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” and its projects, please see here or contact Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paass, head of administration, or Mr. Jochen Schneider, research coordinator. Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing people with disabilities, and encourages them to apply.

Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal/WiMi Epistemes of Modern Acoustics
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

(Electronic submission is also possible: bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics,” Director: Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk (for further information on the research group see: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/de/forschung/projects/RGTkaczyk) offers one Research Scholar position for three years (with the possibility of a two-year renewal) to an outstanding junior scholar. The post is tenable from March 1, 2015.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position begins, and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications or other achievements. A previous postdoctoral position is desirable but not essential.

Research projects may concern any culture throughout the modern era (including the present). Although projects must have a history-of-science component, both the human and natural sciences are included under that rubric, and additional relevant disciplinary perspectives are welcome.

Research projects within the following two main areas are sought:

  • The genealogy of acoustical knowledge throughout the modern era
  • Sonic strategies of knowledge production throughout the modern era

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French.

The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching and minimal administrative duties. It is ranked at the TvöD 14 level in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Lecturer in Britain, Assistant Professor in North America, and Maître de conférences in France.

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), and names and addresses (preferably including email addresses) of two referees who may be contacted and asked to submit letters if the candidate is among the finalists for the position to

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal/WiMi Epistemes of Modern Acoustics
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

(Electronic submission is also possible: bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

by October 31, 2014.

Finalists for the position will be informed by November 14, 2014 and asked to come for an interview during the week of December 1, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For questions concerning the Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” and its projects, please see here or contact Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paass, head of administration, or Mr. Jochen Schneider, research coordinator. Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing people with disabilities, and encourages them to apply.

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