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MacGillavry Fellowship: Tenure Track Assistant Professor AI for Social Good

Deadline: Thursday 30 November 2023
Faculty/Services: Faculty of Science
Educational level: PhD
Function type: Academic Staff
Closing date: 30 November 2023
Vacancy number: 12153

The Faculty of Science is organising a fourth round of our prestigious MacGillavry Fellowship programme in the coming academic year. We are asking female researchers who have a strong track record in Informatics and AI, and at the same time have the potential and ambition to obtain a leadership position as (associate/full) professor at the University of Amsterdam to apply.

For more detailed information see the webpage of the MacGillavry Fellowship programme.

This is the application page for the theme AI for Social Good.

What are you going to do?

Tasks and responsibilities:
You will contribute to the development of the institute’s research profile by carrying out cutting-edge research in AI for Social Good, publish research results in international, peer-reviewed publications, acquire external funds for research projects from sources such as the Dutch national funding agency NWO, EU funding via Horizon Europe, via public-private partnerships, and other relevant organizations. Moreover, you will supervise student research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, teach courses within the bachelor and masters programs in AI and/or Information sciences (teaching is approximately 30% of the position’s total time), and engage in outreach activities.

What do you have to offer?

Your experience and profile:
You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong publication record as evidenced by international peer-reviewed publications, proven ability to obtain research funding, excellent teaching skills as well as the ability to supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Moreover, you have an excellent command of written and spoken English, the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) or willingness to acquire this within the first two years, and the willingness to learn Dutch.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week with a tenure track agreement for the duration of 5 years, ending at the level of associate professor. The arrangement is such that after a maximum of three years and positive assessment and evaluation you will be offered a permanent position while the track continues towards the level of associate professor.

The preferred starting date is to be discussed.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between €4,640 to €6,737. This does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance the UvA offers. The UFO profile Lecturer is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

We also offer a startup package that includes a PhD position and sufficient bench fee as well as a dedicated leadership mentoring programme that includes:

  • leadership training;
  • meetings with senior leadership in our university (Rector and Dean of faculty of Science);
  • meetings with senior female role models in academia and industry;
  • support for participation in celebrations;
  • and a female mentor of your own choosing.

We are actively committed to creating a workplace where issues of equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront. In particular, the diversity committee is pursuing several initiatives designed to support early-stage academics, particularly female academics, in their career progression.

Finally, besides the salary, startup package, and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • partly paid parental leave;
  • the possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • the possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) 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 Science (FNWI) has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Amsterdam in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. Research at the ILLC brings together insights from various disciplines concerned with the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission, and comprehension of information, such as computer science, AI, computational linguistics, mathematics, logic, philosophy, and cognitive science. The institute offers a friendly and international research environment with world-class faculty in all of its areas of specialisation.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions, or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • E: Kris de Jong, Manager Informatics Institute (IvI)
  • T: +31 (0)6 11 61 65 57


  • E: Peter van Ormondt, Manager Institute for Language, Logic and Computation (ILLC)
  • T: +31 (0)20 525 8070

Job application

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 button below. We accept applications until and including 30 November 2023.

Applications should include the following information (all files apart from your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a motivation letter;
  • a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and taught courses;
  • a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  • names, affiliations, and email addresses of three academic referees who can provide details about your academic profile in relation to this position (please do not include any reference letters in your application).

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

A knowledge security check can be part of the selection procedure.
(for details: National knowledge security guidelines).

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews soon after the expiration of the vacancy.

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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