Postdoctoral Fellowship for Up to Two Years

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 30, 2014

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the agenda of Dept. III and the current research project on the Histories of Planning ( The fellowship will begin September 1, 2015.

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.

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.


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Posted: October 09, 2014