Friday, June 14, 2013

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte announces postdoc in Berlin

Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded in conjunction with the research project "The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States."

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute ( The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply. Fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. The Institute 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.

The successful applicant may be employed as a predoctoral fellow rated 50% TVöD E13 in the German system, or alternatively receive a fellowship (monthly stipend: € 1,365). Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral fellowship is endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Pre-doctoral candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, dissertation project outline (maximum 3,000 words), and two reference letters (these letters may be sent separately)

The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) is also accepting proposals for non-fundedVisiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These positions are normally open to doctoral candidates or post-docs who have external funding. The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) will support a limited number of funding applications to organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and Humboldt-Stiftung for fellowships starting in 2014, or 2015.

Please send your application in English no later than July 31, 2012 to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration, MRG Arnaud - fellowships Boltzmannstraße 22 14195 Berlin Germany
(Electronic submission is also possible:
For administrative questions concerning the fellowships and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (, Research Coordinator.

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