Erasmus University Top Talent Fellowships on Societal Impact of AI

Applications are invited to the Erasmus University Top Talent Fellowships on Societal Impact of AI 2022.

The interdisciplinary Erasmus Initiative ‘Societal Impact of AI’ aims for innovative research and education in AI that places society center stage. Together with key stakeholders, they will set the expectations for the use of AI that benefits society, bringing AI closer to the people. They focus on ensuring human augmentation with AI – AI that works in a manner consistent with the expectations of individual citizens and society.

To do so, we set the rules of engagement for the application of AI in key domains of our society, including work, media, health, and (urban) art. As a team, fellows will address hot topics such as urban AI, deep fake, medical decision making, and digital placemaking, and street art. They embrace a multidisciplinary and multi-method approach, including data science, citizen science, and living labs. And also create new opportunities for citizens, students, scholars, and organizations to unlock their full potential with AI as co-workers and trusted advisors.

Duration: Fixed term contract for 4 years.


  • Participate in academic leadership programme; topics to be addressed include leadership style, creating impact, applying for grants, and building a community.
  • Opportunity to obtain (senior) university teaching qualification.
  • Mentorship from top senior scholars.
  • Supervision of a PhD graduate student.
  • Access to societal stakeholder network.
  • A supportive, inspiring, collaborative and flexible working environment.
  • A dynamic and inspiring urban environment in the bustling city of Rotterdam.

Job Requirements

Applicants for the Erasmus University Top Talent Fellowships on Societal Impact of AI must have a;

  • clear and appealing vision of the future of ground-breaking research into the societal impact of AI.
  • PhD degree in social-behavioural sciences or humanities, for example, sociology, communication, law, economics, psychology, science or technology studies.
  • Excellent research, methodological and statistical skills.
  • demonstrable interdisciplinary and collaborative orientation.
  • proven affinity with artificial intelligence.
  • spirit of team science and open science.
  • demonstrable orientation toward societal impact.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English.
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Application Process

Applicants are to submit their application in three separate PDF files:

  • Curriculum vitae, including two contacts for reference.
  • A motivation letter of no more than two pages – including a narrative of how their profile and interests fit within the Erasmus Initiative.
  • A vision statement setting out their ideas on their;

 (a) research,

(b) teaching, and

(c) societal impact in this position in the short and the long term (maximum 1,000 words)

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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