Research Assistant, Center for Humanities Computing

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

Position Type: Full-time, Temporary (1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024)

About the Center for Humanities Computing:

The Center for Humanities Computing at Aarhus University is at the forefront of integrating computational technologies into humanities research and education. Our mission is to enhance understanding, innovation, and education across disciplines through the advanced use of technology.

Job Description:

We are seeking a motivated and skilled Research Assistant (RA) to join our team, focusing on  research and development of educational applications of generative artificial intelligence (AI). The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of technical prowess, creative thinking, and a passion for education in the digital age. This role involves both research and practical development tasks aimed at harnessing the power of generative AI to revolutionize teaching, learning, and creative processes in humanities education.

Key Responsibilities:

- Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design, develop, and test innovative educational tools and resources powered by generative AI.

- Participate in the development of grant proposals and research papers on the impact of generative AI in humanities education.

- Support the creation of educational materials and resources that incorporate generative AI technologies, aiming to enhance learning experiences in the humanities.

- Engage with educators, students, and academic staff to gather feedback and insights on the use and effectiveness of AI-driven educational tools.

- Stay abreast of advancements in AI, machine learning, and computational technologies, assessing their potential implications for education.


A Master’s degree degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, or a related field.

Applicants must be able to document:

- Demonstrated experience or strong interest in AI, machine learning, and their applications in education.

- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and research skills.

- Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, and familiarity with AI development tools and platforms.

- Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

- Creative thinker with a passion for education and technology.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Kristoffer Nielbo, director of Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, [email protected] , +45 2683 2608.

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Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities

(the Appointment Order)


Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:


Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

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Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.

The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.

The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.

The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.


The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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