Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Director: Lorraine Daston), announces two three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting September 1, 2015.

Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the research projects of the Department.

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. The fellowship includes a research fund of 1000 € annually, as well as the opportunity to organize a workshop.

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Alternatively to a fellowship, fellows may opt for a contract TVöD E14 in the German system.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, certification of receipt of doctoral degree, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and one sample text (e.g. a journal article, book chapter, dissertation excerpt; maximum 10,000 words). These materials must be submitted as one single PDF-document. Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters (one of which should be from the candidate’s doctoral advisor) to be sent separately.

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Posted: October 27, 2014