The MPIWG Research Group “Experience in the Pre-modern Sciences of Soul and
Body ca. 800-1650” (RG Krause) seeks a Research Scholar (m/f/d)
(starting date: 1 January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, with a
fixed-term, non-renewable employment contract until 31 Oct 2023 - end of the
We invite applications from scholars whose work takes up some aspect of the
research agenda of RG Krause for the Premodern Syriac, Persian, or Hebrew
Worlds. Please consult our research agenda.
Outstanding junior and senior scholars with excellent knowledge of classical
Syriac, Persian, or Hebrew (knowledge in other semitic and / or classical
languages is most desirable), and with suitable experience in the history of
science, history of philosophy, history of medicine, or other relevant fields
are invited to apply.
Candidates should hold a doctorate in one of the above-mentioned fields, and
have at least two years of postdoctoral experience at the time the position
begins (PhD awarded in 2019 or earlier). They have to show evidence of
scholarly excellence in the form of international publications. The proposed
research project must relate to the research agenda of RG Krause.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and
interdisciplinary research institute. Research Scholars are expected to
participate in the research activities of RG Krause and the Institute, and to
present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English.
Applications may be submitted in German, English, or French.
The position is primarily devoted to research, with no teaching, but with some
administrative duties for the Research Group. Remuneration is based on the
TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13).
Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply; applications from women
are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting
handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Candidates are requested to submit their applications online.
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2021 (23:45 CET)
Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted. Your application
Cover letter, (indicating how your research relates to the research
agenda of RG Krause)
Curriculum vitae including list of publications
research prospectus (maximum 750 words)
sample of writing
three letters of recommendation.
For questions concerning the research project and RG Krause, please contact
Prof Katja Krause (email@example.com); for technical questions
regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the
position and the Institute, please contact Ms Chaonan Zhang
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science