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Postdocs Humanities faculties (14.0 FTE) (222475-88)

Job description

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
1. Targeted Generation with Small Data (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3Rxsikt)
2. Model Exposure and Adaptation to Less Represented Varieties and Communities (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3O9SIFU)
3. Digital platforms, Algorithms and Informed Citizenship (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3P2SBNI)
4. The Responsible Use of AI (FPh) (application form https://bit.ly/3AQD93a)
Prof. Malvina Nissim, email: m.nissim rug.nl

Cultural Heritage and Identity – Material and Intangible Heritage: 3 positions
Vacancy number 222479-81
1. Heritage, Identity, and Nature (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3O4nCzp)
2. Digital Heritage: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Curation (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3Pr6rt7)
3. Contested Cultural Heritage and Identity Formation Processes (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3P9bApR)
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
1. Platforms, Cultural Consumption and Taste Formation (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3yx9Qzy)
2. Cultural Archives, Digital Collections, Identity Formation, and Care for Heritage (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3yx9Orq)
Prof. Susan Aasman, email: s.i.aasman rug.nl

Languages and Cultures: Language in Cultural-Political Contexts: 4 positions
Vacancy number 222484-87
1. Discourse, Communication, and Sustainability (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3uIpGX6)
2. The Language of Education (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3yxavRy)
3. Discursive, Linguistic and Cultural Practices in Democratic Societal Transformations (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3uHS9fN)
4. The Role of Language in Defining International Relations (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3O0sbuI)
Prof. Merel Keijzer, email: m.c.j.keijzer rug.nl

Communication, Information and Social Inequalities in a Digital World: 1 position
Vacancy number 222488
1. Media and Digital In- and Exclusion (FoA) (application form https://bit.ly/3z4jyuZ)
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

Qualifications

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’).

Organisation

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.

Application

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 28 August 11:59 pm / before 29 August 2022 Dutch local time (CET) via the bit.ly links in the job description.

The interviews for available Postdoc positions will be held in the first weeks of September 2022.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/policy-and-strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code
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Information

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