Visiting Scholars History of Science and Technology

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, III Artefacts, Action, Knowledge

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: November 15, 2015

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge) offers

Visiting Scholarships 3-9 months

to take place in the period 1 January 2016 to 31 August 2017. Outstanding scholars beyond the postdoc phase of their careers are invited to apply for participation in the working groups:

Scale and Scope

The Art of Judgement

Local Gazetteers


Applications from candidates in every field involved with issues relevant to the history of science and technology are welcome. The MPIWG hosts many academic activities: conferences, workshops, brown bag seminars and colloquia. Visiting scholars are encouraged to combine their research stay with active participation in one or more such events.

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. Candidates are requested to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including list of publications),
  • a research proposal on a topic related to the project (1000 words maximum)
  • one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter)
  • Names and email addresses of two referees on our online application platform

Deadline for submission:  15 November, 2015

Posted: October 15, 2015