Position, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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Institution Type:    Nonprofit
Location:    Germany
Position:    Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/DeptIII_SchaeferDagmar-HistoriesOfPlan...

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 (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html).

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 €, or E14 public pay scale (fellows from Germany). 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.

Contact: 

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.

Website:  None
Primary Category:  History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Secondary Categories:  Anthropology
Archaeology
Asian History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Posting Date:  10/01/2014
Closing Date  10/30/2014