Six Visiting Scholar Fellowships- Dep III Artefacts, Action and Knowledge

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 24, 2014

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Department III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer) announces six visiting scholar fellowships for up to 12 months to take place in the period 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016. Outstanding scholars including those on sabbatical leave from their home institutions are invited to apply.

Visiting scholars receive an honorary commensurate with experience for their period of residence. They will also receive a travel grant to enable participation in group events during the period of affiliation.

Applications from candidates in all fields relevant to the history of science and technology are welcome. Research projects should address issues within Department III’s project “Histories of Planning” and connect to one of the working groups: (1) “Scale and Scope”, (2) “The Art of Judgment”. For further information see

Visiting fellows are expected to take part in the scientific life of the institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the working group activities during their period of affiliation.

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.

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:

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
-Cover letter, (indicating preference for one of the working groups)
-Curriculum vitae including list of publications
-Research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum)
-Sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter
-Names and contact details of two referees

Deadline for submission: April 23, 2014

For questions concerning Dep III Artefacts, Action and Knowledge please contact Prof. Dagmar Schaefer; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator.

Posted: March 27, 2014