Postdoc in the history of technology department at Max Planck Institute in Berlin

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The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge) announces one Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to two years.

Starting date 01 September 2015

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the agenda of Dept. III and the current research project on: Histories of Planning.

Outstanding junior scholars with an interest of using the concept of planning to enhance the methodological apparatus of the History of Science and Technology and suitable experience especially in history of archaeology in addition with technology, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute.

Candidates should have a doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2013 or later. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French.

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2,100 € and 2,500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1,468 € and 1,621 €, or E14 public pay scale (fellows from Germany). Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit their application to:

Deadline for submission:  30 October 2014

Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. More information on the application here.

Candidates will be invited to an interview in the week of 19 – 23 January 2015. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must make mention of this in your covering letter.


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