“Insight must precede application.” – Max Planck
The Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.; MPG) is a world-leading, independent, non-profit research organization with the goal to promote cutting edge basic research. Within 86 Max Planck Institutes over 23,500 employees pursue basic research in broad areas of life and natural sciences as well as humanities, social sciences and law and have a strong interest in innovative and interdisciplinary research.
The MPG invites outstanding applicants to apply for Max Planck Research Group Leader positions. The successful candidates will be offered a Max Planck Research Group for a period of five years at a Max Planck Institute of their own choice. This includes a W2 position (equivalent to an assistant or untenured associate professor level) and additional resources for research positions, as well as a budget to realize the project. The total funding for a Max Planck Research Group is competitive with top start-up packages in international career development programs. The MPG aims to support emerging scholars early in their career path.
The MPG and the Technische Universität München (TUM) continue their joint MPG/TUM career program. It provides an add-on opportunity for newly hired Max Planck Research Group Leaders: Once accepted for a Max Planck Research Group Leader position, they can also apply for a position as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the TUM. Acceptance into this joint program includes the right to award doctoral degrees, and further provides career options to Associate and Full Professor status according to the TUM Faculty Tenure Track system (see www.tum.de/tenure-track and www.tum.de/tenure-track-mpg). This offer is independent of the chosen Max Planck Institute.
Tenure track options may also be possible with other universities on an individual basis. In addition, the MPG also considers outstanding Max Planck Research Group Leaders when hiring new directors.
The MPG strives for gender and diversity equality. Therefore, applicants of all genders are welcome. Furthermore, the MPG is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Your application should include:
- a CV
- a cover letter
- a list of publications
- copies of three most important publications
- a summary of scientific achievements
- a research statement
- two letters of recommendation
- names and email of three additional scientists who could provide a letter of recommendation
To submit your application online and for more details about the program, please visit:
The deadline for applications is October 22, 2020
For more information about the Max Planck Society and its institutes, please see https://www.mpg.de/en/Continue reading
|Title||Max Planck Research Groups|
|Employer||Max Planck Society|
|Job location||Hofgartenstraße 8, 80539 München|
|Published||September 23, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 22, 2020|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
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