Friday, 17 February 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud), announces

one Postdoctoral Fellowship

for a scholar in classics with a specialization in Early Modern Latin.
The position lasts for one renewable year, starting September 1, 2012 (with the possibility of starting during the summer). Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply.

This fellowship is awarded in conjunction with the research project, “The Writing of Deaf- Muteness and the Construction of Norms.” Details concerning the project may be found at theResearch Group’s website. Candidates should hold a doctorate at the time the fellowship begins.

The fellowship is endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 € and 2.300 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute.

The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) is also accepting proposals for non- funded Visiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These positions are normally open to doctoral candidates or post-docs who have external funding. The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) will support a limited number of funding applications to organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and Humboldt-Stiftung for fellowships starting in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, offers successful candidates office space and the use of Institute facilities. Visiting Fellows are in turn expected to take part in the cultural and scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the research project, “The Writing of Deaf-Muteness and the Construction of Norms.”

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially encouraged. The Max Planck Society is also committed to equality for individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply. The colloquium language is English—in other words, candidates must be able to present their own work and discuss that of others in fluent English.

Candidates are requested to send the following no later than April 24, 2012:
a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), copies of certificates (Ph.D.), a detailed cover letter, a translation sample from a Latin text written between the 14th and the 18th centuries (published or not), and the names and addresses of two referees (preferably including email) who have already been contacted by the applicant to confirm their willingness to submit letters of presentation.

Please send these materials to: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Administration, Postdoc MRG Arnaud
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin, Germany.

Electronic submission is also possible via e-mail. For administrative questions concerning the fellowships or the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß (e-mail), Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (e-mail),
Research Coordinator.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré) announces

three postdoctoral fellowships for up to three months

between July 1 and December 31, 2012. Outstanding junior and senior scholars are invited to apply.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science, the history of art, technical art history or related field (with a dissertation topic relevant to the history of knowledge) at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements.

Research projects should address the history of art and knowledge up to the eighteenth century (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750), and may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any object of the visual and decorative arts.

Possible topics include:
- The mediation of the transmission of knowledge in and beyond the artist’s workshop
- The appropriation of other than artisanal bodies of knowledge (such as geometry, optics and alchemy) in the context of the artist’s workshop
- Concepts and typologies of knowledge in early modern art theory and their possible relation to material artistic practices and artisanal knowledge
Also welcome are projects falling within the scope of the history of optics and perspective, the history of alchemy, or the history of collecting (up to 1750), but those relevant to the writing of an epistemic history of art will receive preference.

Visiting fellows are expected to take part in the scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the project of the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. 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. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 € and 2.300 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany), whereas senior scholars receive an honorary commensurate with experience.

The Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe is also accepting proposals for non-funded Visiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These are normally open to junior and senior post-docs who have external funding. For projects highly relevant to the research platform of this Max Planck Research Group, Sven Dupré will support a limited number of applications for funding at organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and the Humboldt Society.

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
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), one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter), and names and addresses of two referees (including email) who have already been contacted by the applicant to assure their willingness to submit letters of recommendation if requested, to:
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Max Planck Research Group Dupré
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin
Germany
by March 1, 2012.
Electronic submission is also possible: officedupre@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
Successful candidates will be notified before the end of March. For questions concerning the Max Planck Research Group on Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, please see here or contact Sven Dupré; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) announces

one doctoral scholarship

for two years with the possibility of an extension for one additional year.
Applicants are expected to propose a project related to the research project “History of the biomedical institutes in Berlin-Buch”, which covers the development of the research institutes located in Berlin-Buch up to the foundation of the Max Delbrück Center in 1992, specifically the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Brain Research, the research institutes of the Academy of the Sciences, and their associated medical clinics. Projects concerning aspects of the institutes’ development after 1945 are especially welcome.

Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade.

The scholarship may be endowed either as a predoctoral fellow employment rated 50% E 13 TVöD in the German system or as a fellowship with a stipend of 1365 € monthly.
The provided starting date is 1 April 2012; postponement is negotiable.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short research proposal (maximum 750 words), and academic certificates.

Applications should be sent by 1 March 2012 to
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung/ Predoc MDC
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany

For questions concerning the research project please contact Bernd Gausemeier (e-mail), for administrative questions concerning the position and the institute, please contact Jochen Schneider (e-mail), research coordinator. Scholars of all nationalities are welcomed to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Research Group on ModernGeometry and the Concept of Space; Director: Vincenzo De Risi) announces

Two Post-doctoral Fellowships for one year

in the academic year 2012-2013 (with the possibility to begin as soon as Summer 2012).
The Research Group is also accepting proposals for non-funded visiting positions. See the details here.
Research projects should concern the history of geometry, the history of mathematical epistemology or the history of the concept of space from the Ancient to the Early Modern Age. Possible topics include:
The history of elementary geometry and Euclid’s Elements in Antiquity and the Renaissance.
The philosophy of mathematics from Antiquity to the 18th century.
The conception of space from Descartes to Kant.
The beginnings of projective geometry.
Optics and the theory of vision.

A lengthier description of the topics and aims of the Research Group can be found here.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. 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, French, or Italian.

Candidates should hold a doctorate at the time the position begins, and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications or other achievements. The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching and minimal administrative duties. Fellows are expected to take part to the cultural and scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the Group researches.
Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 € and 2.300 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany). Please address specific questions to Ms.Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration.

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a research proposal on a topic related to the project, a sample writing representative of the candidate’s work (such as a chapter of the doctoral dissertation or a scientific article), and names and addresses (preferably including email) of two referees who have already been contacted by the applicant to assure their willingness to submit letters of presentation if requested, to
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Verwaltung, Kennwort: NWG De Risi
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
or by e-mail to
verwaltungsleitung@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de
by February 15th, 2012
For questions concerning the research project, please contact Dr. Vincenzo De Risi; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator. 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.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships
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, 2012. Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply.
The fellowship will be awarded in conjunction with the following three Working Group research projects:
TheArchives of Deep-Time Sciences
Machinesof Memory
Historiesof Knowlegde and Gender

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 2009 or later.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. 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 1.900 € and 2.300 € (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 employing 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 15, 2012 to:
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Administration, Postdoc Dept. II
Boltzmannstraße 22
14195 Berlin
Germany
(Electronic submission is also possible: Ms. Regina Held)

For questions concerning the research project and Department II, please contact Dr. Fernando Vidal; for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß , Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider , Research Coordinator. Candidates may expect a decision by March 15, 2012.

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