MPIWG Postdoctoral Fellowship call: Indigenous history, history of animals, and history of science

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d)

Cultural Studies
Job Offer from October 19, 2023
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is an internationally respected research institute of the Max Planck Society (MPG) with three research departments, several research groups, and a graduate school. At the MPIWG, around three hundred scholars from all over the world investigate the sciences past and present, working together on a collective, collaborative, and transdisciplinary basis. The MPIWG is renowned worldwide as a hub for reflection on the role of the sciences in politics and society. It is located in southwestern Berlin, close to the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin and other research institutions.
Department Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for three years, with employment contract, TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13), starting on 1 April 2024.

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What we offer:

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer that strives to foster an inclusive workplace. As an institute of the MPG, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science supports a working community for all free from discrimination and harassment. We explicitly encourage applications from qualified individuals who belong to groups that are often underrepresented in the workplace due to age, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or religion.
Please follow the links to find out more about the MPIWG’s policies on gender equality and hiring practices for people with disabilities, as well as Germany’s anti-discrimination laws as outlined in the General Equal Treatment Act.

Your application

Please submit your application with complete documents, preferably without a photograph, through our application portal..
To apply, please submit the following documents:
Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted in German, English, or French.
Applications must be received by 1 December 2023 (23:45 CET).  

Applications will be reviewed in late January and short-listed candidates will be interviewed by mid-February 2024.

Only successful candidates will be notified.

For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Lisa Onaga. For technical questions regarding the application portal or for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department assistant. Further information on the MPIWG can be found on our website.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Published: 11/01/2023