Research Scholar (Assistant Professor)- Dep III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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Application Deadline: April 13, 2014


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Department III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding scholar for the position of Research Scholar
Starting date: September 1, 2014(TVÖD E14, comparable to assistant professor/associate professor). The position is for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Candidates from all areas 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 upcoming two working group foci within the project“Histories of Planning”.

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 transregional research agenda, is required.

The MPIWG is an international, interdisciplinary institute. 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 possibility of organizing 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.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted on webportal: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/research_2014_01.nsf/application

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents
-Cover letter, (indicating preference for one of the working groups)
-Curriculum vitae including list of publications (designating the five most significant ones)
-Description of current research project (research prospectus), (maximum 1000 words)
-Sample text / publication (article, book chapter; maximum 10,000 words)
-Names and contact details of three referees

Deadline for submission: April 13, 2014

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schaefer; or administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Mr. Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator.

Posted: March 27, 2014