Postdoctoral Researchers in University Research Priority Area Humane AI (Full-Time)

The University of Amsterdam’s interdisciplinary Research Priority Area Humane AI invites applications for postdoctoral researchers in the areas of law, social sciences, and humanities.

The overarching goal of these positions is to develop insights and principles for responsible and human-centric AI from a Social Science-Humanities (SSH) perspective: How can SSH research contribute to responsible AI, e.g. in sectors like media, culture/language, or justice; what are the contextual socio-economic circumstances that need to be fulfilled for really responsible AI?; What is the role of human behavior, law, and ethics in creating the framework conditions for responsible AI?

Start Date: September 2021.

As a postdoctoral researcher, the candidate will:

  • develop, conduct, and publish research on responsible AI in one of the following areas: justice, media, or culture/language;
  • contribute to the overall RPA in terms of events, research meetings, activities;
  • give guest-lectures in the area of your expertise within Human(e) AI at BA or MA level at the University of Amsterdam;
  • contribute to new grant applications;
  • collaborate with other postdocs and faculty members within and between the faculties;
  • help co-supervising research projects of students working on Human(e) AI;
  • engage in educational activities, e.g. in the interdisciplinary, cross-faculty Human(e)AI course.
  • Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,746 and a maximum of €5,127 gross per month,
  • A generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus, and
  • Excellent opportunities for study and development.
Job Requirements
  • Clear research interest in the topic of the project (documented by publications and/or grant applications);
  • a relevant background in either Law, Humanities, or Social Sciences.
  • Scholars in the Humanities are required to have training in using formal-analytic and/or computational methods.
  • Scholars in Law have to have some affinity with, and ideally experience with research in legal aspects related to digitization and AI;
  • the ability, willingness, and commitment to do autonomous work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • strong research interest in Human(e) AI as witnessed by research papers in relevant top venues and several lectures given at important conferences in their field;
  • experience with organizing workshops, lecture series, or other events that facilitate knowledge dissemination and valorization;
  • excellent written and spoken command of English, as demonstrated by publications in English-language journals (written and spoken command of Dutch is a plus).
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Application Process

Interested applicants should send the following documents for application:

  • CV and cover letter.
  • A link to one of the applicant research papers which is most representative of their work and relevant for this application.
  • Names of two researchers who can provide a letter of reference for their application.

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Application Deadline: February 26, 2021.

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