[Humanist] 27.253 postdocs & writing-up fellowships at MPIWG Berlin

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 253.
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  [1]   From:    Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>                (38)
        Subject: Two 3-Year Positions MPIWG Berlin

  [2]   From:    Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>                (32)
        Subject: "Writing-Up" Predoctoral Fellowship MPIWG Berlin


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        Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:44:05 +0200
        From: Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: Two 3-Year Positions MPIWG Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
(Department II; Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston) 

offers two
 
three-year Research Scholar positions
 
(to begin no later than 1 September 2014) to outstanding junior scholars.
 
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. A previous postdoctoral position is desirable but not essential.
 
Research projects may concern any culture or historical period (including the present). Although projects must have a history of science component, both the human and natural sciences are included under that rubric and additional relevant disciplinary perspectives are welcome.
 
Research projects within the following three main areas are sought:
 
-  Scientific archives (especially pre-1900)
-  Gender studies of science
-  Visual and/or material culture of science
 
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html). 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 and minimal administrative duties.  It is ranked at the BAT IIa / TvöD E13 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 (paass at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).
 
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 and asked to submit letters if the candidate is among the finalists for the position to
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Abt. Personal/WiMi II
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin
Germany
 
(Electronic submission is also possible: rheld at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)
 
by October 1, 2013.
 
Finalists for the position will be informed by December 2, 2013 and asked to come for an interview during the week of January 13, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).
 
For questions concerning Department II and its research projects, please contact Dr.  David Sepkoski (dsepkoski at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider (jsr at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). 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.
 


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        Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:59 +0200
        From: Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: "Writing-Up" Predoctoral Fellowship MPIWG Berlin


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), Department II (Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston), offers two six-month predoctoral fellowships for outstanding students in the final stage of completing their dissertations.
 
The fellowships are open to doctoral candidates of all nationalitites and disciplines, except those who have already received three years of Max Planck Society predoctoral fellowship funding. Department II holds a bimonthly colloquium in English, and candidates are expected to be able to present and discuss their work and that of others in that language. Applications, however, may be submitted in German, French, or English.
 
The fellowships run from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014.
 
Applicants should submit the following materials:
 
1.    Curriculum vitae and list of publications.
 
2.    Brief (maximum 750 words) description of dissertation.
 
3.    A letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor endorsing the candidate and confirming that the dissertation will with high probability be completed within the term of the six-month fellowship. This letter may be sent separately.
 
Applications should be sent by 1 October 2013 to:
 
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung – Predoc II
Boltzmanstr. 22
14195 Berlin
Germany
 
Electronic submission is also possible: rheld at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
 
Project descriptions are to be found under
http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/department2
 
Questions concerning stipends and the MPIWG should be addressed to the MPIWG Research Coordinator, Jochen Schneider (jsr at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).
 
Contact in Department II: Dr. David Sepkoski, dsepkoski at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
 
Applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply. Finalists may expect a decision by October 18, 2013. 




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