January 22, 2019

Seeking Lecturer Artificial Intelligence

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam

Courtesy Sandberg Instituut.

Gerrit Rietveld Academie is strengthening its research capacity by creating new research positions connected to our bachelor and master programmes. We do so to develop new knowledge in the field of art and design, and to reflect on the creative process and the practice of the artist and the designer in general. This way artistic research generates new content for our programmes and is essential for relating the academy to the issues, opportunities and challenges we see in the world around us. Accordingly Gerrit Rietveld Academie sees Artificial Intelligence as an important research field to be opened up for the arts. We think that artists and designers can work together with other researchers at universities and institutes in this field, to contribute to new perspectives, and create possibilities by relating new technologies to societal issues through the arts.

Gerrit Rietveld Academie offers a vacancy for a Lecturer Artificial Intelligence, PhD (0,6 fte)
The lecturer will be responsible for the development of a new lectorate which will be connected in both content and organisation to the Sandberg Instituut, the master programmes of the academy.

Will be responsible for the further development of practice-based research in the field of Artificial Intelligence by setting up own research projects, and initiate and direct research performed by others (teachers, tutors, alumni, students, externals).

Establishes collaborations with local, national and international institutions and research networks. Initiates joint research projects, presentations, publications and other forms of dissemination of results, and contributes in finding additional funding.

Contributes to the further development of a research policy for the entire academy, in close collaboration with lectorate LAPS—for research in the field of Art in Public Space.

Takes an active position in the further development of new forms of practice based research in the arts and in development of a third cycle of art education in the Netherlands. Represents the research policy and interests of the academy in networks and interest groups, that are important for the development of artistic research within Dutch art education.

A PhD is required.

The lecturer is an experienced researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, who relates their research to the international field of the fine arts and design.

The lecturer has proven knowledge and experience with practice based research (“artistic research”) within an educational institution.

The lecturer has a relevant national and international network within and beyond higher education, and has experience with locating resources for research projects.

The lecturer is based in the Netherlands or is willing to relocate.

Additional information
The lecturer works in close collaboration with the director of the Sandberg Instituut and is accountable to the Executive Board. The function is for four years and has a trial period of 12 months.

Terms of employment are according to Dutch standards that apply for Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, CAO HBO (scale 14–16, depending on previous experience)

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019.

You can apply by providing a proposal with a maximum of 800 words in English that discusses all aspects of the profile and tasks mentioned above. Please send this together with a CV providing insight in research experience, to the e-mail address: jasmijn.vanweenen [​at​], attending to the Executive Board of Gerrit Rietveld Academie. For all questions about the position, please contact Jaap Vinken, jaap [​at​]

The applications will be reviewed by a selection committee representing education and research on several levels within the academy.

A first selection of candidates will be invited for an interview. Subsequently, a second selection of candidates will be invited to deliver a lecture about Artificial Intelligence to the community of the academy.

The selection committee will take the feedback of the community into account while formulating their choice for a candidate.

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