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Assistant Professor Job in Experimental Methods for AI in Logic and Language – UvA, Netherlands 2022

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Assistant Professor Job in Experimental Methods for AI in Logic and Language is available at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam – Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: €3.746 to €5.127 gross per month

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  1. A PhD in a relevant field, e.g., in probabilistic modelling, experimental semantics, Logic, AI.
  2. Competence to teach a wide variety of courses in the areas of logic, natural language processing and Human(e) AI.
  3. Experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students.
  4. Excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international journals or conference venues in any of the above-mentioned fields, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences / workshops.
  5. Experience with research using (online) experiments including the statistical analysis of the data.
  6. Research experience on bias and/or the use of causal models in Artificial Intelligence such that you can contribute to our 'Language Technology for People' program.
  7. The Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) or willingness to acquire this within the first two years.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  9. The ability to teach courses and engage in an academic setting in both Dutch and English (both orally and in writing).

Candidates who are willing and able to contribute to knowledge valorisation, to outreach activities, and to contribute to multidisciplinary cooperation are preferred.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • develop and teach courses at Bachelor and Master levels on topics such as Logic and Computation; Experimental Methods for AI; Causality and Common Sense Reasoning, and Human(e) AI;
  • contribute significantly to the creation and supervision of BSc and MSc thesis projects on AI;
  • be active in research in the field of natural language analysis at the ILLC, while also reaching out to the broader research community active in language and cognition within the Faculty of Humanities;
  • contribute to the research on experimental methods in AI, focusing especially on the semantics and pragmatics of natural language;
  •  (help to) setup and carry out (online) experiments on these topics, statistically analys the results, and provide cognitive models to explain them;
  • publish papers in international journals / conference venues in your field, and to give contributed or invited talks at international venues;
  • contribute to research valorisation, as well as to outreach activities in research and/or teaching.

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About the Employer: University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact (during office hours):

Professor Sonja SmetsT: 0205256508

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