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Professor of the History of Science / the History of Knowledge

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Grade W2
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd July 2020
Closes: 21st August 2020

The Max Planck Society and Freie Universität Berlin (Department of History and Cultural Studies and Department of Philosophy and Humanities) are seeking to appoint a Professor of the History of Science / the History of Knowledge, who would also be responsible for leading a Max Planck Research Group (at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science). Fixed-term appointment for five years (public employee).

Responsibilities: The candidate will lead a Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and is expected to teach and conduct research in the History of Science and the History of Knowledge at the Freie Universität Berlin. The standard teaching load is one course (2 hours per week) per semester.

Appointment requirements: Appointment requirements are governed by section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

Further requirements for appointment: Early-career researchers are sought who demonstrate an excellent research record in the area of the history of science/the history of knowledge. The applicant’s qualifications in a specific subject area should relate to one of the following disciplines: humanities, social sciences, human sciences, natural sciences, engineering, or an interdisciplinary field such as area studies, cultural studies, digital humanities etc. The candidate’s research interests in the history of science/the history of knowledge should align with those of the participating institutions.

The candidate will possess a clear ability to lead a research group and have international experience in research and teaching in an academic context. Experience in obtaining external funding such as grants is desirable.

The candidate will be expected to participate in collaborative projects between the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the universities of Berlin on the history of knowledge and to contribute to other ongoing and planned collaborations.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science will offer funding for a research fellow or for visiting scholars as well as secretarial support and grant funding.

Candidates should submit their application with a CV, a list of publications and a research proposal (750 words max.) no later than August 21, 2020 (23:59 CET). Please submit application materials online through the application portal of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/16384000.

The Max Planck Society and Freie Universität Berlin strive to promote the advancement of women in fields where they are underrepresented. In this respect, women are strongly encouraged to apply. Both institutions are also making efforts to employ more people with disabilities. We expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities. More information can be found online at www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de and www.fu-berlin.de.

Contact: Dr. Hansjakob Ziemer (hjziemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de; +49 30 22667 242) for questions about the position, Tanja Neuendorf (applications@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de); +49 30 22667 165) for questions concerning the application portal.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin Freie Universität Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin

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