The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Department II; Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston) seeks an outstanding junior scholar for a

three-year position

(beginning no later than 1 September 2005) as Research Fellow in conjunction with the research project “History of Scientific Observation”, encompassing both the natural and human sciences (details concerning the project and the Institute may be found at Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or related field at the time the position begins and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications or other achievements.

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. Applications may however be submitted in German, English, or French. The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching duties. It is ranked at the BAT IIA level in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Lecturer in Britain, Assistant Professor in North America, and Maître de conférences in France. Salary is set by both the position’s rank and individual factors; please address specific questions to Ms. Claudia Paass ([email protected]).

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), and names and addresses (preferably including email) of three referees who may be contacted if the candidate is among the finalists for the position to

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Abt. Personal/WiMi Obs Wilhelmstraße 44 10117 Berlin, Germany

by May 13, 2005.

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Prof. Lorraine Daston ([email protected]) or Dr. Fernando Vidal ([email protected]); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider ([email protected]). Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.