Angebot 112 von 157 vom 09.01.2023, 11:01


Max-Planck-Insti­tut für Wis­sen­schafts­ge­schichte - Sev­eral Postdoc­toral Fel­low­ships (res­id­en­tial, 12+ months), to take place within the period from 1 August 2023 to July 31 2024

Das MPIWG ist eines von mehr als 80 Insti­tu­ten der Max Planck Gesell­schaft e.V. und eines der füh­ren­den For­schungs­zen­tren für die Wis­sen­schafts­ge­schichte.

The Max Planck Insti­tute for the His­tory of Sci­ence (MPIWG), Ber­lin,
offers sev­eral Postdoc­toral Fel­low­ships (res­id­en­tial, 12+ months)


to take place within the period from 1 August 2023 to July 31 2024 at the MPIWG (Ber­lin)

Working field:

As part of the Max Planck Sab­bat­ical Award Pro­gram, we invite schol­ars to apply for par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Work­ing Group “Time Scales: His­tor­iciz­ing Deep Time,” dir­ec­ted by Sab­bat­ical Award Laur­eate Sophia Roosth (NYU/MPIWG). The work­ing group explores how research­ers in the nat­ural and exact sci­ences (such as earth and plan­et­ary sci­ences, astro­nomy, cli­ma­to­logy, gla­ci­ology, hydro­logy, and cos­mo­logy) have con­ceived of, con­cep­tu­al­ized, and delin­eated deep time. How, for example, do research­ers define local and global time peri­ods? What meth­ods, tech­niques, and mater­ial sup­ports assist them in mark­ing, cata­loging, and (espe­cially) under­stand­ing deep time? Fur­ther, how can these his­tor­ies be brought into con­ver­sa­tion with polit­ical and sociocul­tural his­tor­ies of extract­iv­ism and other forms of envir­on­mental degrad­a­tion?

We wel­come applic­a­tions from can­did­ates in every field within his­tory, the his­tory of sci­ence and tech­no­logy, sci­ence and tech­no­logy stud­ies, and the anthro­po­logy of sci­ence, who con­duct research related to these top­ics. Some pref­er­ence will be given to research that is mul­ti­lin­gual or trans­re­g­ional in scope.


The suc­cess­ful can­did­ates are expec­ted to take part in the sci­entific life of the Insti­tute, to advance their own research pro­ject, and to act­ively con­trib­ute to the group’s activ­it­ies dur­ing their period of res­id­ence.

Can­did­ates are reques­ted to sub­mit:
1. a cover let­ter (indic­at­ing your pre­ferred period of res­id­ence)
2. cur­riculum vitae (includ­ing a list of pub­lic­a­tions)
3. a research pro­spectus on a topic related to the pro­ject (1000 words max­imum)
4. writ­ing sample
5. con­tact inform­a­tion of three schol­ars who could sub­mit let­ters of recom­mend­a­tion if reques­ted

What we offer:

Postdoc­toral fel­lows receive a sti­pend com­men­sur­ate with exper­i­ence for their period of res­id­ence, and reim­burse­ment for a return ticket to and from their place of res­id­ence.

The Max Planck Soci­ety (MPG) is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer that strives to foster an inclus­ive work­place. As an insti­tute of the MPG, we sup­port 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, socio-eco­nomic back­ground or reli­gion. Visit these webpages to learn more about MPIWG’s policies toward gender equal­ity and recruit­ment prac­tices for per­sons with dis­ab­il­it­ies as well as Ger­many’s anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion laws as out­lined in the Gen­eral Equal Treat­ment Act.

How to apply:

Applic­a­tions must be sub­mit­ted in Eng­lish via our online applic­a­tion portal:

Please note that only com­plete elec­tronic sub­mis­sions uploaded to this link will be accep­ted. Applic­a­tions sent via email will not be accep­ted. Only suc­cess­ful can­did­ates will be noti­fied.
Review of applic­a­tions will com­mence from 2 Janu­ary 2023 and con­tinue until the fel­low­ships are awar­ded.