In the context of the sectoral plan for the Humanities entitled ‘Tradition in transition’ and the University’s strategic profile, the three Humanities faculties of the University of Groningen are offering 14 postdoc positions.
The Faculties of Arts (FoA), of Theology and Religious Studies (FThRS) and Philosophy (FPh) are looking for expertise and experience in the fields of humane AI, cultural heritage & identity, languages & cultures, and communication, information & social inequalities in a digital world. We invite ambitious academics to apply for the following positions within these themes:
Humane AI – Data and Platforms for Social, Cultural and Economic Innovation: 4 positions Vacancy number 222475-78 (application form https://bit.ly/3ywjlPF) 1. Targeted Generation with Small Data (FoA) 2. Model Exposure and Adaptation to Less Represented Varieties and Communities (FoA) 3. Digital platforms, Algorithms and Informed Citizenship (FoA) 4. The Responsible Use of AI (FPh) Prof. Malvina Nissim, email: m.nissim rug.nl
Cultural Heritage and Identity – Material and Intangible Heritage: 3 positions Vacancy number 222479-81 (application form https://bit.ly/3Pd0pvS) 1. Heritage, Identity, and Nature (FoA) 2. Digital Heritage: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Curation (FoA) 3. Contested Cultural Heritage and Identity Formation Processes (FoA) Dr Lidewijde de Jong, email: lidewijde.de.jong rug.nl
Cultural Heritage and Identity – Creative Industries, Media and Popular Culture: 2 positions Vacancy number 222482-83 (application form https://bit.ly/3yWx6IL) 1. Platforms, Cultural Consumption and Taste Formation (FoA) 2. Cultural Archives, Digital Collections, Identity Formation, and Care for Heritage (FoA) Prof. Susan Aasman, email: s.i.aasman rug.nl
Languages and Cultures: Language in Cultural-Political Contexts: 4 positions Vacancy number 222484-87 (application form https://bit.ly/3O2qgWu) 1. Discourse, Communication, and Sustainability (FoA) 2. The Language of Education (FoA) 3. Discursive, Linguistic and Cultural Practices in Democratic Societal Transformations (FoA) 4. The Role of Language in Defining International Relations (FoA) Prof. Merel Keijzer, email: m.c.j.keijzer rug.nl
Communication, Information and Social Inequalities in a Digital World: 1 position Vacancy number 222488 (application form https://bit.ly/3PeP4vu) 1. Media and Digital In- and Exclusion (FoA) Prof. Marcel Broersma, email: m.j.broersma rug.nl
Your research will be embedded in the relevant research institute of the respective faculty. You will set up research collaborations with colleagues both within the UG and from other Dutch Humanities faculties, in order to develop a research agenda, and draw up a substantial grant proposal within the relevant theme. You will also teach in our Bachelor's and/or Master's degree programmes. For all positions the appointment is divided into 80% research and 20% teaching.
For more information about the positions, please visit: https://www.rug.nl/let/sectorplan
We encourage you to apply if you have:
a PhD in a field relevant to the position of interest, or if your PhD thesis has been accepted by the review committee
excellent research skills, as demonstrated by a track record of publishing in high-ranked venues or a demonstrable capacity to develop such a record
an excellent command of English (CEFR C1/C2)
a strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research and instigate cross-disciplinary collaboration
enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences.
Applicants are invited to propose a specific project within the wider scope of the five themes and the specific sub-projects within these themes (see the below section ‘Your application’).
The University of Groningen has an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institute of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage our 36,000 students and 7,500 staff members to develop their own individual talents. Ranking among the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, we are truly an international place of knowledge.
For more information about the UG Humanities faculties, see:
Faculty of Arts: https://www.rug.nl/let/
Faculty of Philosophy: https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/?lang=en
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: https://www.rug.nl/ggw/
Conditions of employment
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, of a minimum of € 3,557 (salary scale 10, number 4) to a maximum of € 5,439 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position
an excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment and provide career services for partners of new academic staff members moving to Groningen.
the opportunity to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ)
a research position of 1,0 FTE for a period of two years.
We invite you to submit a complete application including:
1. a 1-2 page project description/project idea and reflection on how those ideas connect to the overarching theme (500-750 words) 2. a letter of motivation 3. your CV 4. names and contact details of two referees.
You may apply for this position until 31 August 2022 at 11:59 pm / before 1 September 2022 (CEST) Dutch local time (CES) by means of the application form (click on "