[Humanist] 26.521 postdoc at MPI Berlin: big data

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 521.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:00:21 +0100
        From: Elaine Leong <el287 at CAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: Two postdoc fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Lorraine Daston), announces two postdoctoral fellowships for up to two years, starting date September 1, 2013. Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply.

The fellowship will be awarded in conjunction with the following two Working Group research projects:

Historicizing Big Data

Science in Circulation

Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins; the Ph.D. degree should have been awarded in 2010 or later.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (website). 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, or French.

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute.

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), research prospectus (maximum 750 words), a sample text, and two reference letters (which may be submitted separately) no later than February 18, 2013 to:

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 
Administration, Postdoc Dpt. II
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin, Germany

Electronic submission is also possible: rheld at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. David Sepkoski; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (paass at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (jsr at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), Research Coordinator.

Candidates may expect a decision by March 18, 2013. 

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