The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of
Project Manager (full time, up to TVöD E14). The position will be for two years.
Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2017
The successful candidate will work as the project manager for a digital infrastructure project that aims at integrating large quantity of East Asian language digitized historical sources. This project is an international collaboration between public research institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US and involves historians, librarians, and IT technicians. The project manager will be responsible for the preparation of grant proposals and will be managing the funded project. Candidates should have strong skill and experience in Digital Humanities projects and international funding schemes. S/he should have good communication and managing skills in order to work with collaborators in different locations and with different expertise.
Skills and requirement:
- Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage cross-institutional and transnational projects
- Experience in preparing European and international grants in the field of Digital Humanities
- Skills in using software applications relevant to project management, planning, and proposal writing for EU and international grant schemes
- Proficiency in online social media
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Ability to work proactively
- Experience in working in academic projects
- Superior writing and speaking of English
Additional qualifications (optional):
- Reading and speaking of German
- Reading and speaking of East Asian languages
- Background of historical research
- Understanding of library and information technology
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:
Your application should contain – to be uploaded as one PDF document: cover letter, resume/CV, which should include a portfolio of selected works to demonstrate the candidate’s ability in preparing grant proposals, publication list, and names and email contact of three referees.
The submission deadline will be March 25th, 2017 (23:59 CET). Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline. The job interview is scheduled in mid-April, 2017. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.
For questions about this position, please contact Qun CHE (firstname.lastname@example.org). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (email@example.com).
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany