The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded four-year PhD position in the Computational Social Choice Group led by Ulle Endriss.
The ILLC is an interdisciplinary research institute where logicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers collaborate. It offers an international research environment with world-class faculty in all of its areas of specialization. The institute is located in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, renown for its historic system of canals, its laid-back cosmopolitan atmosphere, and its excellent connections to the rest of Europe and the world.
You should hold, or expect to obtain before the start of your appointment, a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Logic, or Economics. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply (over the years, members of the Computational Social Choice Group have included people with first degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Operations Research). Furthermore, you should possess:
- an excellent academic track record;
- a serious interest in pursuing fundamental research of an interdisciplinary nature;
- good writing and presentation skills;
- good social and organizational skills;
- full professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
Prior exposure to relevant topics at the interface of Economics and Computer Science, particularly Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory, is an advantage, but certainly not a requirement. The same holds for relevant topics in Artificial Intelligence, particularly in the areas of Multiagent Systems and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.
Please note that knowledge of the Dutch language is not required for this position, nor is it required for being able to live in Amsterdam. However, Ph.D. candidates at the ILLC have the opportunity to attend Dutch language classes if they wish.
The gross monthly salary amounts to EUR 2,325 during the first year, rising to EUR 2,972 during the fourth year, and will be supplemented with an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities applies.
The starting date is negotiable but should be between 1 September 2019 and 1 January 2020.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.