Vacancies

  • (New) Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language and Cognition

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 June 2021
    The Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language and Cognition. You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. You have a proven track record of teaching in theoretical philosophy in particular in philosophy of cognition, philosophy of language and logic. You have demonstrable experience with teaching at both BA and MA level, including teaching to diverse student groups from different disciplines.
  • (New) Assistant Professor in New Media & Information

    Deadline: Sunday 9 May 2021

    The Department of Media Studies is looking for an Assistant Professor in New Media & Information.

    You are an active researcher and have a strong research expertise in the use of computational and digital methods for Media Studies, focusing on social media and digital culture including e.g. the spread of (mis)information and social media manipulation/influence. Your research will be part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), which together with the different research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research represents UvA’s research in the Humanities. The position will be embedded within the Department of Media Studies.

  • (New) Assistant Professor Computational Humanities

    Deadline: Sunday 9 May 2021

    The field of Computational Humanities (CH) is blossoming, with progress being made in all humanities and social science disciplines. Thanks to the increasing availability of digital data and advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the humanities are rapidly transforming. On the one hand, computational approaches are being applied to both long-standing as well as novel questions in the humanities; on the other hand, CH contributions are finding their way to society at large. Areas of interest include understanding human activities on social and online media, including (fake) news and other information flows; explainable and interpretable AI; digital archiving; fairness, accountability and transparency in online communication and other societal processes. The focus of this position will be on Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications related to CH, with a methodological scope spanning text mining, information retrieval and machine learning.

  • PhD in natural language processing: modelling implicit bias and stereotype

    Deadline: Tuesday 20 April 2021

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) has a PhD position in natural language processing: modelling implicit bias and stereotype.

    The PhD position is part of Robert van Rooij’s research project From Learning to Meaning: A new approach to generic sentences and implicit biases, which is funded by NWO, and also involves a postdoctoral position. This PhD position will be jointly supervised by Robert van Rooij and Ekaterina Shutova.

    The project overall: generic sentences ('Birds fly’, ‘Sharks are dangerous’) are omnipresent in language and express characterising properties of groups and individual objects. As they communicate (stereo)typical (‘Lawyers are greedy’) and normative (‘Winners never quit’) information, these sentences give voice to and transmit socially prejudiced generalisations and thus can have a high societal impact. Despite their importance, no uniform and empirically adequate account of their meaning yet exists. The goal of the whole project is to develop such an account, by linking their meaning to how we learn to associate characteristic properties of groups or individuals. This is an interdisciplinary project, which is a collaboration between researchers in semantics, natural language processing (NLP) and experimental psychology.

  • Postdoctoral researchers in University Research Priority Area Humane AI

    The University of Amsterdam’s interdisciplinary Research Priority Area Humane AI is looking for 3 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 irresponsible AI? What is the role of human behaviour, law and ethics in creating the framework conditions for responsible AI?