Junior Researcher in Nineteenth-Century Media and Multimodal Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Junior Researcher in Nineteenth-Century Media and Multimodal Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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13 May 31 May Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic team? The History department of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an enthusiastic Junior Researcher.

The project Multimodal AI, Image Analysis, and the Illustrated Periodicals Press is looking for a junior researcher. Funded by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, the project applies state-of-the-art multimodal Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate the extraction and labeling of nineteenth-century illustrations. Focusing on the Illustrated London News, the project develops distant viewing methods that will provide new insights into nineteenth-century visual culture. You can find the full project description here.

What are you going to do?
We are looking for a junior researcher with a background in (media) history and/or Digital Humanities. Next to developing your own research project, which should lead up to a (joint) publication, you will manage the contacts between the international team members and help with the organization of an international workshop and a research sprint at Cardiff University. We especially encourage applications from students who seek to (partly) use their time in the project to develop a PhD proposal in media history and/or Digital Humanities.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
  • Manage the contact between the international team members;
  • Help with the organization of an international workshop and research sprint;
  • Independent media history and/or Digital Humanities research project that leads to a (joint) conference presentation or publication.

What do you have to offer?
You are an independent researcher and a good organizer.

Your experience and profile:
  • A BA or MA in (media) history and/or Digital Humanities;
  • Experience in organizing international meetings;
  • Experience in managing teams;
  • good written and oral command of English;
  • interest in digital methods.

Knowledge, skills and experiences which are a plus (pre) are mentioned separately from the summary in a sentence.

What can we offer you?
We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of 4 months. Preferred starting date is 01 September 2024. The employment contract is for 24 hours a week.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € 3072 to € 4103. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer?
  • possibility to develop PhD proposal;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team.

About us
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

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Job application
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is May 31st 2024. Applications, including a letter of motivation and CV, should be submitted in one .pdf by uploading in the required field ‘CV’.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course June.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Language and culture
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €3072—€4103 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 12996


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