In the context of the sector plan for the Humanities titled 'Tradition in transition' and the faculty's profile, the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
currently has a vacant Assistant Professor position as part of the research theme Humane AI. Within this research theme the focus is on data and platforms for social, cultural and economic innovation. Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities ResearchWhat are you going to do?
In the context of the Sectorplan Investments in the Humanities (https://www.sectorplan-ssh.nl/), the University of Amsterdam intends to grow its teaching and research in Humane AI. We are looking for a colleague who will teach and conduct research on the various ways in which Digital History can help us analyse texts, images, spaces and/or networks, and can reflect on the application of Artificial Intelligence in historical research and university teaching. You will take a leading role in helping our department transition to more fully integrating digital history theories, methodologies, and practices in both our teaching and our research. You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
, one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research
. ASH represents and fosters the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day. It brings together more than 200 academics from Amsterdam's Faculty of Humanities, who participate in ca. 25 research groups. You will be expected to help further develop the newly established Digital History research group and to take part in one of the other thematic groups
that matches your research interests.Tasks and responsibilities:
- designing and conducting independent research on Digital History resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
- actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European;
- actively collaborating with the Humanities Labs within the Faculty of Humanities and/or with researchers working within the Humanities Cluster of the KNAW, actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks
- actively contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies;
- developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the Bachelor and Master programmes;
- supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
- actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
- taking part in committees and working groups,and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.
- taking part in the activities of the research priority area Human(e) AI;
- actively contributing to the interdisciplinary collaboration of the sector plan research theme Humane AI.