The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (MPIWG), Department III (Professor Dagmar Schäfer) announces

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships for up to two years.

Starting date: 01 September 2014

The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the agenda of Dept. III and the upcoming 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 in history of technology, economic history, STS, anthropology, archaeology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.
Candidates should have a doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2012 or later. It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may, however, be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2,100 € and 2,500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1,468 € and 1,621 €, or E13 public pay scale (fellows from Germany).

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a sample text, and the names of at least two (2) referees to
Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Deadline for submission:  28 November 2013

Candidates of all nationalities are welcomed to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting 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 Claudia Paaß ([email protected], Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider ([email protected]), Research Coordinator.