Appel à candidature : chercheur post-doc au Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Florence, 2013-2016)

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut invites applications for the position of a full time postdoctoral research collaborator (wissenschaftliche Assistenz) in the department of Prof.  Dr. Gerhard Wolf, starting in June 2013 or later for a period of three years.

The position is intended for excellent young scholars to pursue their research as well as to participate in projects of the KHI, a Max-Planck-Institute specialized in the history and theory of Italian and Mediterranean art in its global connections, from Late Antiquity to the present time.

The projects of the department of Gerhard Wolf, in particular, are concerned with the new horizons of art history (and its various fields), transcultural interactions over large and short distances, and a critical discussion of the methodological implications and consequences of these global perspectives of the discipline.

The research collaborator will be expected to contribute to the scientific and organizational activities of the Department and the Institute. The position is awarded on a competitive basis.

Requirements :
Applicants must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree in Art History or related fields and demonstrate proficiency in Italian and/or German or another language as well as a good command of English. The research collaborator is expected to reside in Florence. The position is awarded without regard of nationality. Salary and benefits will be determined according to German or Italian contract conditions.

The applications, which can be submitted in either English, German or Italian, should include :

1. a cover letter;

2. a proposal (maximum 1000 words) for a postdoctoral (or Habilitation) research project;

3. a detailed curriculum;

4. a short summary (maximum 1000 words) of the Doctorate/PhD dissertation;

5. a list of publications;

6. the names of three references.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women as well as disabled individuals. Applicants are required to merge all the documents into one single pdf file and to submit it via e-mail to  by 10 May 2013.  Please address inquiries to the same address.

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