Postdoctoral Fellowship at MPI Berlin: "Ideals and Practices of Rationality"
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Department II (Lorraine Daston), announces one postdoctoral fellowship starting date September 1, 2016 – ending date: June 30, 2019.
Outstanding scholars no more than three years past the award of their doctorates are invited to apply.
The fellowships will be awarded in conjunction with the research projects of the Department.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science or a related field at the time the fellowship begins. The quality and relevance of the project rather than the discipline in which the doctoral degree was awarded will be decisive in the award of fellowships. Priority will be given to applicants whose projects complement the research initiatives of the department. However, postdoctoral fellows are expected to carry out their own individual research programs.
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. The fellowship includes a travel fund of 2000 € annually. Postdoctoral fellows may host one workshop in their field of expertise.
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 of the Institute. Fellows will be employed on a contract basis including social security benefits within the TVöD E13 range of the German system.