Research Scholar

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014


Max Planck Research Group “Epistemes of Modern Acoustics” offers one Research Scholar position for three years (with the possibility of a two-year renewal) to an outstanding junior scholar. The post is tenable from March 1, 2015. Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position begins, and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications or other achievements. A previous postdoctoral position is desirable but not essential.

Research projects may concern any culture throughout the modern era (including the present). Although projects must have a history-of-science component, both the human and natural sciences are included under that rubric, and additional relevant disciplinary perspectives are welcome. Research projects within the following two main areas are sought: The genealogy of acoustical knowledge throughout the modern era and/or sonic strategies of knowledge production throughout the modern era.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing people with disabilities, and encourages them to apply.

The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching and minimal administrative duties. It is ranked at the TvöD 14 level in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Lecturer in Britain, Assistant Professor in North America, and Maître de conférences in France.

Finalists for the position will be informed by November 14, 2014 and asked to come for an interview during the week of December 1, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For more information, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49573 .

Posted: October 05, 2014