Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethics of AI: Supported Education for Neurodiverse Children

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 08 Jan 2024

23 Dec 2023
Job Information

Radboud University
Research Field

Cultural studies
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

8 Jan 2024 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Are you interested in how AI can empower neurodiverse children during their education? Do you want to work in an interdisciplinary environment and collaborate with psychologists, teachers, AI experts and philosophers? Then come join us as a postdoctoral researcher!

First, you will work to clarify the meaning of empowerment in the context of education (who exactly will be empowered, in what way, by which technologies, in order to achieve exactly what). Second, you will analyse the way AI might contribute to such an empowerment, investigate the potential risks and concerns, and suggest recommendations for design and application (including training) of AI. Third, you will develop a framework for the evaluation of the extent to which the empowerment aimed for has been or could be achieved. Intermediate results of this project will be fed back into the consortium to a) stimulate discussion with project members as to the extent to which methods and implementations are suitable for achieving the goal, and b) receive feedback on the usability of the project's intermediate results, and identify topics for extension or emphasis.

Specific Requirements
  • You hold a PhD degree in Philosophy, Sociology, Ethics, or a closely related discipline.
  • You have excellent theoretical and analytical skills.
  • You have an understanding of, and an interest in, the ethics and societal implications of AI and technology, especially for the support of vulnerable populations.
  • You are able to work well in an interdisciplinary team.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Previous experience with human-technology interaction, such as human-agent interaction, is desirable.

Additional Information
  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €4,332 and a maximum of €5,929 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • This is a temporary contract until 1 October 2025.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Selection process

You can apply until 8 January 2024, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Pim Haselager. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • An extended abstract summarising your PhD work.
  • Your favourite publication from your PhD research.

The selection procedure will involve an online interview, possibly followed by a 2nd round of interviews on campus with selected candidates. The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 23 January. The second round of interviews will take place on Monday 29 January. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.

We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure . It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates. If you wish to apply for a non-scientific position with a non-EU nationality, please take notice of the following information .

Additional comments

For questions about the position, please contact Pim Haselager, Professor, at [email protected] . Alternatively, you can contact Serge Thill, Associate Professor, at [email protected] .

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Radboud University
Postal Code
6525 XZ
Houtlaan 4

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Houtlaan 4
Postal Code

6525 XZ


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