Positions and Fellowships

One Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dept. III)

Deadline October 30, 2014
Department / Research Group Department III: research project Histories of Planning
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

Address

Candidates are requested to submit their application to bewerbung3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

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.

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 € (fellows from Germany), or E14 public pay scale. 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 bewerbung3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

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:

    • coverletter_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      Cover letter, (indicating your availability for the interview in January)

    • cv_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      CV, including copies of certificates (PhD)

    • researchprospectus_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)

    • writingsample_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      text sample

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

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One Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department III, Archaeology)

Deadline October 30, 2014
Department / Research Group Department III: research project on „Histories of Planning“
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

Address

Candidates are requested to submit their application to applications_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 of using the concept of planning to enhance the methodological apparatus of the History of Science and Technology and suitable experience especially in history of archaeology in addition with technology, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute.

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 € (fellows from Germany), or E14 public pay scale. 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 applications_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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:

    • coverletter_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      Cover letter, (indicating your availability for the interview in January)

    • cv_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      CV, including copies of certificates (PhD)

    • researchprospectus_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)

    • writingsample_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      text sample

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

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Eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m, Abt. II, Kennziffer 1)

Deadline 30. Oktober 2014
Department / Research Group Abteilung II
Address

applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 1) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 1
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt (Oktober 2014) zur Unterstützung von Projekten zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert.

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich im Bachelor- oder Masterstudium (Erststudium) befinden und sollten z. B. Geschichte, Philosophie oder Naturwissenschaften studieren und ein Interesse für die Wissenschaftsgeschichte haben. Vorausgesetzt werden solide Kenntnisse in der Bibliotheks- und Archivrecherche sowie Computererfahrung. Hervorragende Kenntnisse in Englisch sowie Französisch werden für diese Aufgabe vorausgesetzt und Lateinkenntnisse sind notwendig.

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

Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist zunächst bis zum 30. September 2015 befristet (Semesterende) mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 7 bis 15 Stunden (nach Vereinbarung), die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (zur Zeit 10,98 €/Std.).

Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, einer aktuellen Semesterbescheinigung, Kopien eventuell vorhandener Leistungsscheine und Zwischenprüfungsbelege sind

bis zum 30. Oktober 2014 zu richten an applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 1) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 1
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

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Eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m, Abt. II, Kennziffer 2)

Deadline 30. Oktober 2014
Department / Research Group Abteilung II
Address

applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 2) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 2
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte sucht eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt (Oktober 2014) zur Unterstützung von Projekten zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert.

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich im Bachelor- oder Masterstudium (Erststudium) befinden. Sie sollten insbesondere Naturwissenschaften oder Geschichte studieren und ein Interesse für Wissenschaftsgeschichte haben. Vorausgesetzt werden solide Kenntnisse in der Bibliotheksrecherche sowie Computererfahrung. Hervorragende Kenntnisse in Englisch sind eine Grundvoraussetzung für die Bewältigung der Aufgaben.

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

Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist zunächst bis zum 30. September 2015 befristet (Semesterende) mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 7 bis 15 Stunden (nach Vereinbarung), die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (zur Zeit 10.98 Euro/Std.).

Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, einer aktuellen Semesterbescheinigung, Kopien eventuell vorhandener Leistungsscheine und Zwischenprüfungsbelege sind

bis zum 30. Oktober 2014 zu richten an applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 2) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 2
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

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Eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m, Abt. II, Kennziffer 3)

Deadline 30. Oktober 2014
Department / Research Group Abteilung II
Address

applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 3) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 3
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte sucht zwei studentische Hilfskräfte (w/m) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt (Oktober 2014) zur Unterstützung von Projekten zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert.

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich im Bachelor- oder Masterstudium (Erststudium) befinden. Sie sollten insbesondere Naturwis-senschaften (z. B. Umweltwissenschaften) oder Geschichte studieren und ein Interesse für Wissenschaftsgeschichte haben. Vorausgesetzt werden solide Kenntnisse in der Bibliotheksrecherche sowie Computererfahrung. Hervorragende Kenntnisse in Englisch sind eine Grundvoraussetzung für die Bewältigung der Aufgaben. Kenntnisse in Russisch und/oder einer skandinavischen Sprache sind willkommen.

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

Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist zunächst bis zum 30. September 2015 befristet (Semesterende) mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 7 bis 15 Stunden (nach Vereinbarung), die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (zur Zeit 10.98 Euro/Std.).

Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, einer aktuellen Semesterbescheinigung, Kopien eventuell vorhandener Leistungsscheine und Zwischenprüfungsbelege sind

bis zum 30. Oktober 2014 zu richten an applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 3) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 3
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

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Eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m, Abt. II, Kennziffer 4)

Deadline 30. Oktober 2014
Department / Research Group Abteilung II
Address

applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 4) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 4
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt (Oktober 2014) eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m) zur Unterstützung von Projekten zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissenschaft und Literatur im 20. Jahrhundert.

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich im Bachelor- oder Masterstudium (Erststudium) befinden. Sie sollten insbesondere Geschichte oder Literaturwissenschaft oder Publizistik studieren und ein Interesse für Wissenschaftsgeschichte haben. Vorausgesetzt werden solide Kenntnisse in der Bibliotheks- und Archivrecherche sowie Computererfahrung. Hervorragende Kenntnisse in Englisch und gute Kenntnisse in Italienisch und Französisch bzw. Russisch sind eine Grundvoraussetzung für die Bewältigung der Aufgaben.

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

Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist zunächst bis zum 30. September 2015 befristet (Semesterende) mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 7 bis 15 Stunden (nach Vereinbarung), die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (zur Zeit 10.98 Euro/Std.).

Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, einer aktuellen Semesterbescheinigung, Kopien eventuell vorhandener Leistungsscheine und Zwischenprüfungsbelege sind

bis zum 30. Oktober 2014 zu richten an applicationdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de (Betreff: Bewerbung – Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 4) oder

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennziffer: stud. HK Abt. II - 4
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

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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.

Address

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.

We offer
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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One Research Scholarship (Dept. III)

Deadline November 6, 2014
Department / Research Group Department III: research project Histories of Planning – Working group: The Art of Judgement
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

Address

Candidates are requested to submit their application to info_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 info_dept3@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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:

    • coverletter_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      Cover letter, (indicating your availability for the interview in February)

    • cv_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      CV, including copies of certificates (PhD)

    • publicationlist_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      List of publications (designating the five most significant ones)

    • researchprospectus_LASTNAME_firstname_PD
      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 (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin-mpg.de) Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

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Two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (Dep. II)

Deadline January 30, 2015
Department / Research Group Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston)
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. David Sepkoski; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by February 27, 2015.

Address

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2014.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston), announces two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting date September 1, 2015. Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the research projects of the Department.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. The fellowship includes a research fund of 1000 € annually, as well as the opportunity to organize a workshop.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. 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). Alternatively to a fellowship, fellows may opt for a contract TVöD E14 in the German system.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately.

All application materials (including reference letters) must be submitted no later than January 30, 2015 (23:58 CET) to: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2014.nsf/application.

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. David Sepkoski; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by February 27, 2015.

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One two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dep. II)

Deadline March 1, 2015
Department / Research Group Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston)
Inquiries

For questions concerning the research project and the Minerva Research Group, please contact Dr. Elaine Leong; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by March 27, 2015.

Address

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2015.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston), announces one two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting date September 1, 2015. Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.

The fellow will join the MPG Minerva Research Group “Reading and Writing Nature in Early Modern Europe” lead by Dr. Elaine Leong. The research group investigates how reading and writing practices shaped the transfer and codification of medical and natural knowledge in early modern Europe. Further details concerning the project may be found at http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/MRGLeong.

Possible research topics include:

  • – Histories of early modern translation broadly defined. Research projects which track translation as an epistemic process between vernaculars and/or cross-cultural interactions are particularly welcome.
  • – The culture (material, social and intellectual) of selecting, collecting, preserving, classifying, and transmitting textual knowledge and, in particular, note-taking practices and paperwork and paper technologies.
  • – Histories of reading (e.g. studies of marginalia and annotations, histories of book collections and libraries)
  • – Histories of manuscript and printed book production including publishing and print, scribal publication and translation practices.
  • – Gender and histories of book production and consumption

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. The fellowship includes a travel fund of 1000 € annually.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. 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). Alternatively to a fellowship, fellows may opt for a contract TVöD E14 in the German system.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately.

All application materials (including reference letters) must be submitted no later than 1 March, 2015 (23:58 CET) to:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/pd_dep2_2015.nsf/application

Please note that only electronic submissions via this link will be accepted.

For questions concerning the research project and the Minerva Research Group, please contact Dr. Elaine Leong; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. Finalists may expect a decision by March 27, 2015.

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