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Full Professor in Public Law & Governance of AI

Our society is changing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies are playing an increasingly important role in our society. To this end …

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Turfmarkt, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


Our society is changing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies are playing an increasingly important role in our society. To this end Leiden University has started a new, university wide initiative to enable collaboration on the use of AI. By building on and expanding the already existing expertise of AI the project intends to advance science and improve the quality of our life. All the disciplines of the University of Leiden are involved: Archeology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Sciences, and also the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), to collaborate and appoint new staff with joint interests. Leiden University has earmarked dedicated funding for the appointment of full professors, assistant professors, a post-doc and support staff to facilitate the expansion of AI related research at all its departments.

Key responsibilities
The datafication of society changes the way in which public institutions govern. AI challenges classical legal norms and concepts of public administration, but at the same time also has strong potential to strengthen compliance with public norms. The prospective professor of the chair will play a leading role in this interdisciplinary debate. S/he has profound knowledge of AI applications within the public sector, foresees technological developments and is specialized in relevant core themes of public law and governance. The chair will be imbedded in both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.


See full profile: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/binaries/content/assets/werken-bij/bijlage-vac-19-362-public-law-governance-and-artificial-intelligence.pdf


We offer a full-time temporary appointment for a period of 4 years with a view to a permanent contract depending on good performance and funding. Salary range from € 5.582,- to € 8.127,- gross per month (pay scale H2 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year (8.3 %) bonuses, training, career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see http://workingat.leiden.edu/

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Additional information

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Prof Dr Bernard Steunenberg T +31 70 800 9499 E b.steunenberg@fgga.leidenuniv.nl or Prof Dr Ing Bram Klievink T + 31 70 800 9486 E a.j.klievink@fgga.leidenuniv.nl or Prof Mr Ymre Schuurmans T + 31 71 527 8924 E y.e.schuurmans@law.leidenuniv.nl. Please be aware that due to holidays contact persons are not / limited accessible until the end of August.

More vacancies and information via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies. See for the other 5 positions: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2019/q3/19-361-19-366-full-professors---sails.