PhD position in Natural Language Processing

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 15 Mar 2021

Our offer

We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and master students.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,395 to €3,061 (scale P) gross per month, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week). These amounts are exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The  Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities  applies. 

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits such as our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look at our website .


The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

We aim at building a diverse team. All applications are welcome, especially those by women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 March 2021. You can apply online by using the link below.

Applications should consist of 1 single PDF file containing:

  • a motivation letter (1 or 2 pages maximum) explaining why you are interested in this PhD position and how your profile fits the position;
  • a detailed CV;
  • a list of all Master-level modules you have taken, with an official transcript of grades;
  • a link to a writing sample (you have made) available online, such as a Master’s thesis, a term paper, or a publication;
  • the names, affiliations, and email addresses of two or three academic/professional references.

Please use the mandatory CV field to upload the PDF file specified above. Only applications that conform to these instructions are ensured full consideration by the search committee. In particular, please do not submit more than one file.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews in the second half of April 2021.


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