[Humanist] 23.370 job at the MPIWG Berlin (2nd try)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 13 07:52:43 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 370.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:49:32 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: 3-year position at the MPIWG Berlin

[An unsuccessful attempt was made to publish the following notice as
Humanist 23.368. --WM] 

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Department II;
Director: Prof. Lorraine Daston) seeks an outstanding junior scholar for a
three-year position (to begin no later than 1 September 2010) as Research
Fellow in conjunction with the research project The Sciences of the Archive

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 especially

- Archival technologies and the development of datapower since the 17th

- Scientific archives with superhuman timescales (e.g. astronomy, geology,

- Scientific archives and issues of endangerment and extinction.

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 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 WissenschaftsgeschichteAbt. Personal/WiMi II Archives
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

(Electronic submission is also possible: paass at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de)

by December 15, 2009.

Finalists for the position will be informed by January 15, 2010 and
asked to come for an interview during the week of January 25, 2010
(travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For questions concerning the research project and Department II,
please contact Dr. Fernando Vidal (vidal 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.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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