2 Postdocs "Environmental Knowledge in Times of Crisis" (MPI Berlin)

2 Postdocs "Environmental Knowledge in Times of Crisis"

Arbeitgeber
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Boltzmannstraße 22)
Arbeitstelle
Boltzmannstraße 22
PLZ
14195
Ort
Berlin
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
01.05.2023 - 31.05.2026
Bewerbungsschluss
16.01.2023
Von
Shadiye Leather-Barrow, MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Two Postdoctoral Fellows wanted in connection with the research theme "Environmental Knowledge in Times of Crisis" (Starting date between May 1, 2023, and September 1, 2023) in Dept. II, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, headed by Dr. Etienne Benson.

2 Postdocs "Environmental Knowledge in Times of Crisis"

The MPIWG is a world-leading research institute for the history of science and related fields of study. Department II focuses on the relationship between knowledge systems and collective life. Researchers in the department use historical and ethnographic methods to explore the relationship between these overlapping domains in the past and present. More information about the department and its research themes can be found at: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/departments/dept-ii.

Duties:

The successful candidates will conduct research in a field related to the theme “Environmental Knowledge in Times of Crisis”, assist in the organization of working and/or reading groups, and participate in the departmental colloquium and other departmental events.

Your Profile:

The successful candidates will hold a PhD in history of science and technology, science and technology studies, history, anthropology, environmental humanities, or a neighboring field in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested in scholars working on environmental justice, community-engaged research methods, and relationships between science and other ways of knowing, including Indigenous knowledge systems, either in the past or the present. Fluent spoken and written English is expected.

Our Offer:

The position will be for a duration of two years, on a full-time contractual basis. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13). The successful candidate will have access to a travel fund as well as to the library and other institute resources. The workplace is Berlin, Germany. The working language of the department is English.

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.

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Application

Candidates are requested to submit (as pdf files):

- a cover letter
- curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
- a research proposal on a topic related to the research themes of the department (1,000 words maximum)
- writing sample of no more than 30 pages
- contact information of three scholars who could submit letters of recommendation if requested

Please submit your application in English by January 16, 2023 (23:59 CET) using the following link: https://recruitment.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/position/23330841.

Please note that only complete electronic submissions uploaded to this link will be accepted. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

Kontakt

For questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact:

Dr. Kerstin Hinrichsen
E-Mail: bensonoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/departments/dept-ii
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