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Positions in Humane Artificial Intelligence

Data and platforms for social, cultural, and economic innovation platforms


This theme is concerned with the social implications of the interaction between humans and new technologies, with specific attention to language-based technologies, which continuously foster innovation in human-human and human-machine interaction. Specifically, we look at strengthening our expertise in Natural Language Processing for the social good, accounting for ethical and societal aspects. We do this not only at end-user level, but also at model/tool development stage - possibly exploring a variety of human-in-the-loop strategies. This also relates to the larger societal picture where a digital and global public space is emerging, which raises the question of how all citizens can participate in a digital society (digital literacy and inclusion) ensuring all groups are actively represented, and how culture plays or can play a role in connecting those citizens.

We are looking for candidates with areas of expertise that may include but are not limited to:

  • Social and ethical aspects in Natural Language Processing
  • Human-in-the-loop in language technology development
  • Cognitive aspects and alignment in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Natural Language Processing for lesser represented languages and communities
  • Language technology for the social good
  • Explainable AI and public values
  • Digital platforms, algorithms and informed citizenship
  • Computational analysis of information flows and online discourses
  • Artificial intelligence for multimodal media
  • Emerging technologies and global governance


Depending on the candidates’ experience and expertise they will be embedded in one or more of the following degree programmes:

  • BSc programme Information Science
  • BA programmes Media Studies; International Relations and Organizations; BA minor Digital Humanities
  • (Research)MA programmes Digital Humanities; Datafication & Digital Literacy; Social Media & Society; Arts, Culture and Media; Linguistics (including Erasmus Mundus Language and Communication Technologies Master); Arts, Media and Literary Studies
  • MSc programme Information Science


Depending on the candidates’ experience and expertise they will be embedded one or more faculty research institutes and centres and university-wide research schools and centres. Options include but are not limited to:

Faculty of Arts:
  • Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG):
    • Centre for Arts in Society (AiS)
    • Centre for Media and Journalism Studies (CMJS)
  • Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG)
University-wide research institute and schools:
  • Jantina Tammes School for Digital Society, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Interdisciplinary School for Behavior and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN)
  • Centre for Digital Humanities

How to apply?

For information about the application procedure including the application form, see the application procedure page.


For more information about the positions in Humane AI – Data and platforms for social, cultural, and economic innovation you may contact prof. Malvina Nissim

Please do not use the email address shown above to apply.

Last modified:16 December 2022 3.34 p.m.