One Research Scholarship for Up to Three Years

Type: Scholarship

Name: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science One Research Scholarship for Up to Three Years

Location: Berlin, Germany

Application Deadline: November 11, 2014

Sponsoring Institution: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


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. For more information on the project, please visit

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.

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.

For more information and application instructions, please visit


Contact Information:
Ms. Claudia Paaß

Posted: October 09, 2014