Tenure-track or tenured position in responsible AI

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science, based in Amsterdam. CWI strives to be a diverse and inclusive research institute. To achieve balanced representation in leadership positions, we will prioritize applications from women researchers (including identifying as) for a number of job openings we will have in the course of this year.

One of these vacancies is a Tenure-track or tenured position in responsible AI

We are seeking applications from both early career researchers (as of last year PhD) and highly experienced researchers (comparable to associate or full professor level). Depending on the level of seniority, a tenure track or a tenured position will be offered to you. 

Job description

The Human-Centered Data Analytics (HCDA) group of CWI aims to strengthen its research activities in the field of responsible AI. We are looking for talented scientists who are keen to develop their own innovative line of fundamental research related to fairness, transparency, privacy, or ethics of cutting-edge AI technology. 

The HCDA group investigates human-centered, responsible AI in the culture and media sectors. Current research topics in the group include: measuring bias and diversity in recommender systems; detecting offensive colonial terminology in knowledge graphs; developing transparent techniques for misinformation detection; predicting political bias of crowd workers; and analysing usage data of digital library users. 

We maintain close collaborations with professionals from the culture and media sectors, as well as social scientists and humanities scholars, through the Cultural AI Lab and the AI, Media and Democracy Lab. These interdisciplinary labs provide us with opportunities to work with real data and real-world use cases.

Next to developing an innovative research line, you will explore collaboration opportunities within the research group and/or within the two interdisciplinary labs, acquire funds to grow our research capacity for responsible AI, supervise PhD students and postdocs, and help strengthen the role of CWI as the national institute for computer science and mathematics. 


You are a scholar with a PhD degree and expertise in artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, computational linguistics, information science, or comparable.

You are passionate about research with a drive to work in interdisciplinary teams on societally relevant problems. You have proven your ability to make impactful research contributions, and have a clear research vision.   

Terms and conditions

Depending on your previous experience, a tenure track of three or five years, or a tenured position will be offered at CWI. In case of a tenure track, you will be supported throughout this period to work towards a permanent position. The terms of employment are arranged with a Collective Labor Agreement ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly starting salary on a full-time basis ranges from € 4,267 to € 6,673 for a tenure track. The salary for a tenured position depends on your experience. In addition, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. 

Attractive working conditions at CWI
We provide comfortable facilities, and have flexible working hours (partly working from home), including benefits, and offer professional coaching and training and support for e.g. grant-writing.
We help with housing for expat employees, and if accepting this position means your partner must find another job, we can also be of assistance.

Information and application

If you want to apply, please send:

  • a motivation letter ;
  • a curriculum vitae with your list of publications, teaching and outreach;
  • copies of your three most prominent publications;
  • the names and contact of three senior scientists who CWI can ask for letter of recommendation;
  • a research statement and a research plan for the coming years; including ideas on acquiring funding (maximum 2 pages).

We especially invite qualified women to apply.

Application deadline: December 20, 2023.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact dr. Laura Hollink, email: L.Hollink@cwi.nl.

For more information about CWI, please visit www.cwi.nl or watch our video about working at CWI. To hear from CWI colleagues about what it is like to work at CWI, please visit: https://www.cwi.nl/en/jobs/why-cwi/testimonials

Diversity code

CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

About CWI

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries, an informal atmosphere and short lines of communication. We have an activity committee that organizes after-work activities and an informal women’s network.  

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam, the home of AMS-IX, that is presently developing into a major location of research in the physical sciences in The Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.

About Research group

To find more information about CWI, and the Human-Centered Data Analytics group (and the other groups), please visit their webpages and watch their video:https://www.cwi.nl/en/groups/human-centered-data-analytics/