The Max Planck Society

Position ID: 2328-DIRECTOR [#14467]
Position Location: N/A, Germany
Starting Date: 2019/09/16
Application Deadline: 2019/10/28 (posted 2019/09/16, updated 2019/09/12, listed until 2019/10/28)
Position Description:    

“Insight must precede application.” Max Planck

The Max Planck Society is a world-leading institution pursuing basic research in a wide area of sciences and humanities. Research is performed at Max Planck Institutes (↗ within Germany and at a few other locations worldwide. Directors lead an institute jointly with their fellow directors and pursue a bold research agenda within their independent departments.

The Max Planck Society is seeking nominations for


We are looking for the strongest and most creative scientists worldwide. Core criteria for directorship are scientific and scholarly excellence, an innovative and visionary research program, and personal and intellectual leadership, rather than seniority. Max Planck Directors enjoy complete scientific freedom. We offer an international and excellent research environment, outstanding infrastructure, and competitive long-term scientific funding. Excellent administrative support enables our directors to focus on research.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes nominations of candidates with diverse backgrounds. We actively encourage nominations of persons with disabilities.

To nominate an outstanding scientist, please provide a letter of support. For self-nominations, please upload a letter of motivation including a two to three page research proposal, your CV, a publication list and three to five selected publications.

For online nominations and more information including a list of all Max Planck Institutes, please visit the *Nomination Portal URL*(↗

Nominations should be submitted by 28 Oct. 2019.

Nominations will be treated with strictest confidentiality and later nominations may also be considered.

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