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Postdoctoral researcher on self-regulatory strategies for responsible and trustworthy AI – Tilburg Law School, Netherlands, 2022

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Tilburg Law School is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher on self-regulatory strategies for responsible and trustworthy AI Department in the Netherlands, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 3.821 to 5.230 Euro/Month

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg University, the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • Have completed a PhD in e.g., Science and Technology Studies or (empirical) philosophy or ethics of technology, law with a focus on technology regulation, or related social science research fields, preferably in the area of AI governance, self-regulation and data ethics;
  • Have knowledge of, or demonstrable interest in self-regulation and soft law, the governance and ethics of Artificial Intelligence, and ethical and legal questions related to digitization.
  • Have demonstrable interest in technical questions surrounding AI
  • Have experience with carrying out interdisciplinary research (e.g. carrying out qualitative interviews and observations.)
  • Have native-level command of English; knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • Have the ability to independently carry out research;
  • Have the ability to co-work in a research team;
  • Have the ability and willingness to apply for external research funding, at national and/or European level;
  • Have proven scientific integrity and contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence;
  • Are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.

The successful candidate may be occasionally asked to perform other duties which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role of postdoctoral researcher (e.g., providing some guest lectures, supervising master students).

Tilburg University assumes the provision of physical education. The starting point is that all employees perform their work in the Netherlands. This means, among other things, that new employees are expected to move to the Netherlands before the start of their employment.

Personal qualities/talents

  • You show personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge.
  • You have team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of excellent research and education, whereby societal impact is achieved by means of sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is achieved not only through individual performance, but primarily through team efforts where each team member acts as a leader connecting people.

This position is open to scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, preferably with experience in doing interdisciplinary research, this includes Philosophers (e.g. empirically- informed philosophers of technology, political philosophers, and AI ethicists) who possess basic legal knowledge and are eager to combine conceptual analysis and qualitative research, Legal scholars with a focus on technology regulation who have experience in doing qualitative research (interviews, observations, focus groups) and are interested in the interaction between law, soft law, and ethics, and STS and Critical Data Studies scholars who have basic legal knowledge, are familiar with the legal domain, and who are not afraid of engaging in normative analyses;

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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About the Department/Section/Group

Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, almost 4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into five cross-departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order; 3) Law and Security; 4) Connecting Organizations: Private, Fiscal and Technology-Driven Legal Relations in a Sustainable Society; and 5) Law and Technology.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Tilburg University is among the top employers in the Netherlands and has excellent terms of employment.

This is a position for 0.8-1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week) of full working time.

The salary amounts to a minimum of € 3.821 and a maximum of € 5.230 gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Researcher 3 and salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience.

This is a vacancy for a temporary position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 5 of the CLA for Dutch universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 3 years.

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year.

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and (personal) development and has excellent fringe benefits (one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as an Options Model for employment conditions and an excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.

We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangements to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example, in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development.

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Contact details

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. dr. Esther Keymolen at [email protected].

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