Source: University of Amsterdam

PhD’s position at Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Amsterdam School of Communication Research

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) is the research institute for the Communication Science department at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. We are seeking a PhD candidate with a background in communication science to join us in our lab to work on explainable AI in news and entertainment.

What will you be doing?

You will conduct research on explainable AI in the Digital Communication Methods Lab using surveys and experiments. The project’s main research question is: how can we achieve explainable AI that promotes different users’ digital competence (i.e., defined as improved digital skills and awareness) in different contexts (news and entertainment)? The PhD candidate will work on an article-based PhD dissertation and contribute to the overall research activities of the lab.

What do we require of you?

A completed Master degree in Communication by February 2021.

Further information

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Our offer

The position concerns a temporary employment contract of 38 hours a week for a maximum term of four years. The initial term of employment is for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, this term will be extended by a maximum of 36 months, which should result in the conferral of a doctorate. We will put together a curriculum which will also include the opportunity to attend training courses and both national and international events. You will also be tasked with teaching Bachelor’s students (25% of your contract).

Your salary will be €2,395 gross per month in the first year and will increase to €3,061 in the final year, based on full-time employment and in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8,3%.

What else can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive your CV and cover letter.

You may apply online by clicking on the link below.

The deadline for applications is 7 December 2020. Interviews will take place on 15 December 2020.

Ideal starting date is 1 February 2021.