Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer
1 Postdoctoral Scholar for Three Years, with employment contract
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer,
1 Postdoctoral Scholar for Three Years, with employment contract, TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13)
Starting date: 01 September 2021
for the working group Reclaiming "Turtles All the Way Down" (TAWD): Animal Cosmologies and Paths to Indigenous Sciences in Dept. III at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) - https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/projects/reclaiming-turtles-all-way-down-tawd-animal-cosmologies-and-paths-indigenous.
The successful candidate will support collaborative research (50%) and conduct his/her own research project (50%) within the framework of the working group.
Applicants are expected to have experience in oral history methods and conducting archival research, and be interested in Digital Humanities methods and methods of the History of Science, Technology or Medicine. Applications that address the lasting significance and tensions generated by different cultural and geographic understandings of cosmologies in Indigenous Americas and/or Indo-Pacific regions, and which combine the studies of artifacts and orality, are particularly welcome. Finally, we invite perspectives including archaeology, heritage conservation, material culture, or museum studies. A Ph.D. degree must be in hand by commencement of employment.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en). The working language is English. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities of the Institute, and Departmental activities and to presenttheir own work.
The Max Planck Society is committed to diversity and inclusion: candidates of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, abilities, and genders are invited to apply; applications from women are especially welcome.
To apply please submit the following documents:
- Cover letter (in which candidate indicates interest in Departmental project(s))
- Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
- Research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
- Writing sample (5000-8000 words)
- Names and contact details of at least two referees.
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2021 (23:59 CET)
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 will be reviewed in late January and short-listed candidates will be interviewed by early March 2021. Only successful candidates will be notified.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
For questions concerning the research project and Department III, please contact Lisa Onaga (firstname.lastname@example.org); for technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (email@example.com).
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