PhD and Postdoc Fellowships in Art History 2017, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Italy

Publish Date: May 18, 2017

Deadline: Jun 11, 2017

PhD and Postdoc Positions for Art Historians

The Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, departments of Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky and Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen are pleased to offer several doctoral and postdoctoral positions for art historians, to be filled as soon as possible. Following successful evaluation, the two-year doctoral positions can be extended to a third year, while the one-year postdoctoral positions can be prolonged for a second year. Connections to the two departments’ current core subjects of research are welcome, but not required, which are: on the one hand, the history of art of Southern Italy from the Middle Ages to early modern times, cartography, and film; on the other hand, Italian conceptions of modernism and postmodernism, Italy in a global context, and materiality and mediality, from early modern times to the present. An outstanding degree is a prerequisite; participation in the institute’s activities is expected.

The application should include the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of the research project, including a bibliography and a work plan
  • a copy of a completed thesis or dissertation
  • other writing samples and publications
  • names of references (no letters of recommendation)

Depending on specific individual conditions, the Max Planck Society offers doctoral candidates a funding contract, which combines the academic freedom of a research scholarship with the security of an employment contract with added benefits, while postdocs receive a fixed-term employment contract. Concerning remuneration and standard social benefits, both types of contract follow the model of the civil service collective agreement (TVöD Bund). The Max Planck Society wishes to promote equal opportunities for women in areas in which they are underrepresented, and thus explicitly invites them to apply. We are dedicated to fostering diversity in the workplace, and encourage individuals with disabilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send your application as a single PDF by June 11, 2017 to: , subject line: Scholarships.

Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Executive Director)
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28, I-00187 Roma

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