Postdocs Humanities faculties (14.0 FTE)

Postdocs Humanities faculties (14.0 FTE)

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14 Jul 31 Aug Groningen

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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 Relig

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
2. Model Exposure and Adaptation to Less Represented Varieties and Communities (FoA) (application form
3. Digital platforms, Algorithms and Informed Citizenship (FoA) (application form
4. The Responsible Use of AI (FPh) (application form
Prof. Malvina Nissim, email:

Cultural Heritage and Identity – Material and Intangible Heritage: 3 positions
Vacancy number 222479-81
1. Heritage, Identity, and Nature (FoA) (application form
2. Digital Heritage: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Curation (FoA) (application form
3. Contested Cultural Heritage and Identity Formation Processes (FoA) (application form
Dr Lidewijde de Jong, email:

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
2. Cultural Archives, Digital Collections, Identity Formation, and Care for Heritage (FoA) (application form
Prof. Susan Aasman, email:

Languages and Cultures: Language in Cultural-Political Contexts: 4 positions
Vacancy number 222484-87
1. Discourse, Communication, and Sustainability (FoA) (application form
2. The Language of Education (FoA) (application form
3. Discursive, Linguistic and Cultural Practices in Democratic Societal Transformations (FoA) (application form
4. The Role of Language in Defining International Relations (FoA) (application form
Prof. Merel Keijzer, email:

Communication, Information and Social Inequalities in a Digital World: 1 position
Vacancy number 222488
1. Media and Digital In- and Exclusion (FoA) (application form
Prof. Marcel Broersma, email:

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:

PLEASE NOTE: It is only possible to apply for position 4. The Role of Language in Defining International Relations (FoA).
The closing date for the other positions was 29 August 2022.


University of Groningen


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’).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 months.

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.


Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and Faculty of Philosophy

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:
• Faculty of Philosophy:
• Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies:


  • Postdoc
  • Language and culture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €5439 per month
  • University graduate
  • 222475-88


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