The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Department III: Artifacts, Action, Knowledge, directed by Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, seeks one Postdoctoral Fellow for three years, for the Working Group “Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens in Eurasia and North Africa (1400 BCE – 1700 CE),” with a 100% employment contract, TVöD-Bund pay scale (E13). The earliest starting date is January 2023.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. cover letter;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. research prospectus in which you outline your planned contribution to the theme and questions of the Working Group (maximum 1,000 words);
  4. two published pieces of research in English;
  5. names and contact details of at least two referees. 

Applications must be uploaded to the following link on or before 30 September 2022 (23:45 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 only be submitted in English.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed before 1 November 2022. Finalists may expect a decision by 31 October 2022. Only the successful candidate will be notified.

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