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This PhD position is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) project on Smart Culture (Art Datis) in addressing in-domain search and language understanding challenges in digital humanities. The team will consist of the successful candidate, one PhD candidate in Art History, and researchers and developers from the Netherlands Institute for Art History, The FREE GLASS Foundation, and Picturae. The position focuses at developing the search technology in the field of art history, where newly digitized textual records, spanning a long period of time, need to be enriched, linked, and become searchable.
To this end, the research in this project will build on natural language understanding, information extraction, and information retrieval methodologies that allow the processing, enrichment, linking, and comprehending textual by:
As successful applicant you will:
As applicant for this PhD position you must have an MSc in computer science, artificial intelligence, data science, or a closely related area.
In addition, you should:
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 48 months) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching of bachelor and master students. Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 (first year) to €2,840 (last year). There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
Among other things, we offer:
Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.
You will be based in the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. Our Institute consists of more than 40 members of research faculty, over 25 postdoctoral researchers, and more than 100 PhD students. Members of our institute are actively pursuing a variety of research initiatives, including information retrieval, computer vision, machine learning, and multimedia analytics. You will spend one day per week at the Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague to facilitate the collaboration with the afore-mentioned partners.
You may obtain further information from:
You may only submit your application by electronic mail using this link.
We will accept applications until 14June 2018.
The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.
Please do not send or copy your application to Prof. E. Kanoulas – it will get lost.
Your application should include your curriculum vitae, a transcript of your BSc and MSc course grades, and a letter of motivation. Please include the names and contact details of three references. The letter of motivation should summarize:
Please group all these in a single PDF attachment.