Senior Researcher Designing Responsible AI | Knowledge Center Creating 010

Senior Researcher Designing Responsible AI | Knowledge Center Creating 010

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3 Apr 1 Jun Rotterdam

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Would you like to work as an independent researcher on practice-based research in the field of Responsible AI? Do you have experience with design-oriented research and are you looking for a challenging and prominent role in an ambitious research program of (inter)national importance? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Job description

AI impact on society

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly penetrating the capillaries of society. This has far-reaching implications for organizations, professions and society and leads to new challenges within the field. How can AI applications be designed, developed and implemented in an ethically responsible manner? What is ethical AI? How do you design industry-specific solutions? What practical tools, methods and training can support (future) professionals in creating responsible AI? At Hogeschool Rotterdam we are conducting research to provide answers to these questions and we are looking for a senior researcher on this topic.

What will you do?

As a senior researcher at Hogeschool Rotterdam you will have the opportunity to find answers to important questions about ethical responsible AI. You will work within the 8-year research program Responsible Applied AI (RAAIT), where you will play a prominent role in drafting and implementing the research plan for the research line 'Methods for design & co-creation'.

You will conduct research on the responsible development of AI and the design methods that can be used in the process. You will develop tools that make ethical guidelines concretely manageable and engage stakeholders in co-creation processes. The goal of the research is to develop a Responsible Applied AI methodology, with practical tools, best practices, prototypes, education and training that can be widely used in education and at various organizations in practice.

This role involves creativity in addition to expertise. For example, your future colleagues already developed a boundary object to make power dynamics behind AI tangible and discussable, which we then presented at various events, such as MozFest. Curious about more highlights of the research at Hogeschool Rotterdam? Check out the highlights magazine.

Context and collaboration

The research within RAAIT is organized on the basis of "learning environments". Here everything revolves around cooperation between various external organizations and researchers, teachers and students of Hogeschool Rotterdam. Currently, a learning environment for Business Services is already running and a learning environment in the healthcare domain is being set up. You will shape the collaboration with (junior) researchers, students (minor or graduation) and practice partners. You will also work together with the researchers of the two other research lines within the RAAIT program, which are led by the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Hogeschool Utrecht.

As a senior researcher Designing Responsible AI at Hogeschool Rotterdam, you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the development of AI in our society. You will work in a team of dedicated researchers and inspiring professionals and have the opportunity to work on a relevant national research infrastructure, with international appeal.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences


We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • PhD or similar research experience
  • Experience with design-oriented research
  • Experience or affinity with the topic of Responsible Applied AI
  • Team player, focused on collaboration
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Curious and open attitude

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

What do we offer you?

  • Depending on experience between € 4,715.81 - € 6,064.86 gross per month for full time employment (salary scale 12).
  • Two year contract (D4).
  • 8% vacation pay and 8.3% year-end bonus.
  • Our additional benefits include excellent training opportunities.
  • An attractive pension plan through ABP.
  • For internal candidates, further agreements will be made regarding the terms of employment, for example, secondment opportunities.
  • The distribution of hours (0.6-0.8 fte) is negotiable


Hogeschool Rotterdam as employer

If you dare to choose a job in higher education, we have the ideal workplace for you. We are the second university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Not only in size. We want to be measurably the best university of applied sciences in the Randstad. To do that, we need people like you.

At Hogeschool Rotterdam, everyone is welcome. We see talent as a foundation, and diversity as a strength. An inclusive work environment is a prerequisite for us to create a good learning environment for our students. Diverse teams perform better. We think recognizable diversity in the composition of our teams is important. We therefore take this into account during the selection process.


The team and the workplace

You will be part of a close-knit team of (senior) lecturer-researchers and PhD students led by the lecturer AI & Society Maaike Harbers. The practice-oriented (scientific) research covers a broad field. You will work at one of the knowledge centers of Hogeschool Rotterdam, in this case Creating 010. Knowledge Center Creating 010 and the Institute for Communication, Media and Information Technology together form the digital institute of Hogeschool Rotterdam. The place where students, teachers and researchers learn and build a society in which the digital and the physical are increasingly intertwined. And where we educate designers, engineers and communication and media professionals and work together to build a human and meaningful future with digital technology, data, algorithms and responsible applied AI by designing, building and interpreting this future.

More information about the knowledge center can be found on


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering; Language and culture; Behaviour and society; Law
  • 24—32 hours per week
  • €4715—€6064 per month
  • Doctorate
  • PP HR 20230403-e


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

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