Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud), announces one Postdoctoral Fellowship for a scholar in legal history or history of technology.
The position lasts for 10 renewable months, starting October 15, 2012 (with the possibility of starting earlier). Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. This fellowship is awarded in conjunction with the research project, « The Writing of Deaf-Muteness and the Construction of Norms. » Details concerning the project may be found at
Candidates should hold a doctorate at the time the fellowship begins. The fellowship is endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 « and 2.300 » (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 « and 1.621 » (fellows from Germany). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the research activities at the Institute.
The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) is also accepting proposals for nonfunded Visiting Fellowships from one month to a year. These positions are normally open to doctoral candidates or post-docs who have external funding. The Max Planck Research Group (Sabine Arnaud) will support a limited number of funding applications to organizations such as Fulbright, DAAD, and Humboldt-Stiftung for fellowships starting in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, offers successful candidates office space and the use of Institute facilities. Visiting Fellows are in turn expected to take part in the cultural and scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the research project, ?The Writing of
Deaf-Muteness and the Construction of Norms.?
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute ( Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially encouraged. The Max Planck Society is also committed to equality for individuals with disabilities and encourages them to apply. The colloquium language is English?in other words, candidates must be able to present their own work and
discuss that of others in fluent English.
Candidates are requested to send the following no later than June 6, 2012: a curriculum vitae (including list of publications), copies of certificates (Ph.D.), a detailed cover letter, an article or an excerpt of the dissertation (published or not, 5500 words max.), and the names and addresses of two referees (preferably including email) who have already been contacted by the applicant to confirm their willingness to submit letters of presentation. Please send these materials to:
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Administration, Postdoc MRG Arnaud,
Boltzmannstra?e 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany.
Electronic submission is also possible via
For administrative questions concerning the fellowships or the Institute, please contact Claudia Paa? (, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider (, Research Coordinator.