PhD Position Logic Language and Computation at University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in artificial intelligence. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. Applications should be sent before January 20, 2019.

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)is a research institute at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. Its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, natural language processing, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, music cognition, and philosophy. Research is organized in three research groups: Logic and Computation (LoCo), Logic and Language (LoLa) and Language and Computation (LaCo). Check here for an overview of the research being carried out in the different groups. For the research carried out by the individual staff members of ILLC, see their personal pages via People at ILLC.

The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2019. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in an area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.

All PhD candidates at the ILLC furthermore are expected to make a small contribution to the institute’s educational mission, e.g., by working as teaching assistants for courses in their area of expertise and by assisting with the supervision of student research projects.

This PhD position will be embedded in the ILLC’s PhD Programme, which offers training in a range of transferable skills that are relevant for a successful career, in research or elsewhere.

You will be appointed on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years for 38 hours per week. In the first instance, an employment contract will be given for 18 months; if positively evaluated, your contract will be extended for another 30 months.

On the basis of a full-time appointment, your gross monthly salary will be 2,266 during the first year, rising to 2,897 during the fourth year, excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement (Cao) of Dutch Universities is applicable including a salary rise of 2,6 % starting 1 February 2019.

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The ILLC strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Please supply this information in one single file in .pdf format (not zipped), using your initials and surname as a file name.

Completed applications should be submitted by 23.59 hours (CET) on 20 January 2017 via the link below. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted..

The selection committee will make a shortlist of candidates from all applications received. Candidates on the shortlist will be contacted by the chair of the committee and will be requested to send a certified document listing their grades. Interviews of shortlisted candidates (if necessary, via Skype) will be held between 2 and 8 weeks after the closing date of the vacancy.#LI-DNP


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