The Max Planck Society invites applications for a Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2, 5 years) at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science:

The successful candidate will have a distinguished research background in the history of science and/or knowledge, either directly or as a focal area within the social sciences, humanities, engineering, a science discipline or interdisciplinary field of study (e.g., area studies, cultural studies, or history of technology). Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no longer than five years before the application deadline. Successful applicants will have the aptitude to lead a research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. In addition to administrative support and the working opportunities at the institute, the endowment will include funds to employ one research fellow, or to invite visiting scholars, and to award scholarships. The group will be funded for a period of five years.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in the Max Planck Institute’s cooperation ventures in the history of knowledge with Berlin universities. It is the one of the intentions of this cooperation to award the successful applicant a visiting professorship at the Humboldt University Berlin.

The rank of this fixed tenure vacancy is W2. The successful candidate will be appointed for five years as a salaried employee with terms and conditions comparable to those of a civil servant.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and to increasing the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals.

Complete applications will include: a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience; a curriculum vitae with three letters of recommendation; a list of publications; a brief outline of intended research (no longer than 750 words); and official certification (such as a diploma) of all academic degrees awarded to date. Applications must be received

by April 15, 2013 at the following address:

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung – Administration, MPFG2013
Boltzmannstraße 22
D-14195 Berlin
Electronic submission is also possible: [email protected]. For administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß ([email protected]), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider ([email protected]), Research Coordinator.