PhD candidate in AI and automation in the media sector

Updated: 6 days ago

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)  is the research institute for the Communication Science department at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences . The Institute for Information Law (IViR) is one of the leading research institutes in information law worldwide, and part of the Amsterdam Law School . 

We are seeking one PhD candidate for our interdisciplinary research initiative (ICDS ) with either a communication or legal background to work on the legal implications and/or implications for users and democracy of the growing automation and datafication in the media, charting changes in the media sector as a consequence of automation and datafication 

What will you be doing?

You will conduct research in the ICDS -team. The research is group based in Amsterdam, and you will be part of a larger community of communication science and legal scholars as well as ethicists and computer scientists.

You will work on an article-based PhD dissertation and contribute to the overall research activities of ICDS.

What do we require of you?
  • A completed Master's degree in Communication or Law by February 2021.

Further information

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

  • Prof. Claes de Vreese
  • Prof. Natali Helberger

Would you like to learn more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Visit our website .

Our offer

The position concerns a temporary employment contract of 38 hours a week for a maximum term of three years. The initial appointment is for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, this term will be extended by a maximum of 24 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 (5% 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 for 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.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

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 19 October 2020. Interviews will take place in week 46 (9 to 13 November).

No agencies please

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