The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Dept. III, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer) seeks an outstanding scholar for the position of a

Research Scholar
(TVÖD E13/E14, comparable to assistant professor/associate professor).

Starting date: 01 September 2014
The position is for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Candidates from all areas researching issues relevant to the history of science and technology are welcome to apply. Current research projects should be relevant to the agenda of Dept. III and its upcoming projects (see

Candidates should have a doctorate in hand and a strong publication record. Evidence of intellectual versatility, in keeping with the departmental projects and its interdisciplinary and trans-regional research agenda, is required.

The MPIWG is an international, interdisciplinary institute. International experience is highly desirable. The administrative responsibilities of Research Scholars are decided in consultation with the Director and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. There are no formal teaching obligations, but the Institute and Department hold regular colloquia. The MPIWG provides excellent support for research, including travel funds and the possibility of organizing conferences on topics related to the Research Scholar’s interests. Salaries are commensurate with academic experience and qualifications.

It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French.

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications (designating the five most significant ones), writing sample (article, book chapter; maximum 10,000 words), description of current research project (maximum 1000 words) and names of three (3) referees to:

Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Deadline for submission: 05 December 2013

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 encourages them to apply.

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer ([email protected]); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration ([email protected], or Mr. Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator ([email protected]).