part-time editorial post for Art and Knowledge Group at MPI Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is seeking to appoint an

Willem II van Haecht, The Cabinet of Cornelis van der Geest, 1628. Antwerp, Rubenshuis.

Willem II van Haecht, The Cabinet of Cornelis van der Geest, 1628. Antwerp, Rubenshuis.

Editorial assistant part-time (50%).

The post is tenable from April 1, 2014 (earlier start negotiable) until September 30, 2016. The newly appointed colleague will join the team of the Max Planck Research Group “Art and Knowledge in Premodern Europe, ” (Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré). Candidates with experience in academic management and editorial tasks in a university, research institute or academic publishing environment, a working knowledge of German and excellent written and spoken English are invited to apply: native English speaker preferred. We are seeking a colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and basic historical knowledge. Candidates are expected to have comprehensive digital literacy (EndNote, Zotero, PhotoShop and Office), internet skills and the ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality.

Job profile

The set up and day to day management of academic publication projects, articles, reviews, and edited volumes, to be executed by yourself with the support of a student assistant. Responsibilities include email correspondence with authors and publishers, proofreading, copy editing, formatting according to publishers style sheet, and the creation of shared bibliographies and indexes. In addition image research and acquisition of both digital files and permission to publish plays an important role. Maintaining the web presence of the publication projects on the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science website rounds off your duties.

We offer

A highly diversified and fascinating task in a family friendly and international atmosphere. Salary will be within the range of TVOD 10, bandwidth see; part- time (50%).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae including references (Zeugnisse) and certificates of qualification on:

by Feb 24, 2014.

For questions concerning the Max Planck Research Group on Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, please see here or contact Sven Dupré. For questions relating to the online application procedure please contact For administrative questions concerning the position or the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator.

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