Italian and Mediterranean Art History Position

Job: Italian and Mediterranean Art (Florence)

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the post of research collaborator at the pre-doctoral level (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin / Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) for three years in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf.

The position is intended for excellent young scholars interested in pursuing research for their dissertation at the institute as well as in collaborating in its ongoing or future projects. The KHI is a Max-Planck-Institute focused on investigating the history and theory of Italian and Mediterranean art, architecture and object culture in their global connections. Doctoral students from all disciplines engaging with these fields from Antiquity to the present are encouraged to apply. What is important is the quality and originality of the project proposal.
Part of the collaborator’s time will be committed to directed research in the projects and activities of Professor Wolf’s department (for a list, see: We seek an independent, creative-thinking scholar with an interest in collaborative research.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages. The research collaborator is expected to reside in Florence and fully participate in the activities and intellectual life of the KHI. The position is awarded without regard to nationality.

The application (in English, Italian, German) must include:

– a cover letter, which includes goals and motives for applying;
– the names and contact details of two referees;
– a dissertation proposal (max 100 words);
– a curriculum vitae;
– a summary of the master’s thesis (max 500 words)
– two letters of referees

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled individuals.

Applicants are required to merge all the documents in a single PDF (max. 2 MB) and submit it via e-mail to by 8 December 2014.

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