2 Postdoctoral Fellows (m/w/d; Dept. III) (EN)

Januar 06, 2020


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Department III, Artifacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks

2 Postdoctoral Fellows, starting date: 01 September 2020 for three years, with employment contract

working in a research area in close conjunction with the agenda and ongoing projects of Dept. III (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/dept-three). Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13).

Outstanding junior scholars with a suitable experience in the history of science and technology holding a PhD in a historical field, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Degree should be in hand by commencement of employment but not earlier than 2017.

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.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en). 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, or French.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:


Deadline for submission:  6 January 2020 (23:59 CET)

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

Your application should contain:

  • Cover letter (in which candidate indicates interest in Departmental project(s))
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
  • Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
  • Writing sample
  • Names and contact details of at least two referees.

Only successful candidates will be notified.


For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).


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