Apply now »Assistant Professor (UD) in AI and European democracies
Faculty/Services: Faculty of Humanities
Educational level: PhD
Function type: Academic Staff
Closing date: 5 February 2023
Vacancy number: 11026
What are you going to do?
You will develop your own line of research in AI and its implications for European democracies
You will join and actively participate in the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies ( ARTES ), a research community that combines humanities and social science-based approaches to the study of Europe and other world regions, as well as in the University Research Priority Area Humane AI
Tasks and responsibilities:
What do you have to offer?
You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong research profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show expertise in the fields of AI, European politics, and computational social science methods. This can include, but is not limited to, research on how the use of algorithms and automated decision making in public administration at the EU, national and local level and the media impacts social and political inequalities, exclusions and (dis)empowerment, or research on how AI impacts political polarization through misinformation, microtargeting and online content moderation, or research on the politics and ethics of data and its implications for (il)liberal democracy. You use a wide array of advanced computational social science methods and are willing to learn new methods.
Your research connects to the profile of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) as well as to the two University Research Priority Areas Humane AI and Global Digital Cultures and UvA's strategic focus theme Responsible Digital Transformation.
You are able to develop and provide modules on AI and European democracies at the BA and MA levels. You show flexibility in teaching topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to an international community of students.
We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission.
We particularly encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply.
Your experience and profile:
What can we offer you?
We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months.
The employment contract is for 38 hours a week. Preferred starting date is between 1 April and 1 August 2023.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € 3,974 (scale 11) to €6,181 (scale 12) dependent on relevant experience.
This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
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If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 5 February, 2023.
Applications should be submitted in one .pdf via the link below an include the following information:
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.
The interviews will be held in the week of 20 February 2023. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
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