Faculty Position in AI for Multimedia

University of Amsterdam Informatics Institute


Tenure Track Position in AI for Multimedia

Publication date 1 February 2021

Closing date 7 March 2021

Level of education PhD

Hours 38 hours per week

Salary indication €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month

Vacancy number 21-061

Multimedia Analytics brings together multimedia analysis, machine learning and information visualization to support users in getting insight in large multimedia collections.

Are you the AI researcher that can give a boost to multimedia analytics by developing innovative data-driven algorithms to enrich multimedia data and to learn from the user interacting with the collection? Are you eager to teach such concepts to bachelor and master students? If the answer to those questions is yes, you should consider this Tenure Track position in the MultiX (multimedia analytics) group of the Informatics Institute.

The MultiX group is a vibrant research group, where fundamental research in multimedia analytics is performed with applications in health, forensics and law enforcement, cultural heritage, urban livability, and social media analysis. The MultiX group is also active in the national Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI). 

What are you going to do?

  • Perform research in AI for Multimedia and publish and present the results in international journals and leading conferences;
  • collaborate with other researchers in our Multimedia Analytics (MultiX) group and in the Informatics Institute at large;
  • develop an independent line of research within the MultiX group;
  • attract external funding to develop your research line for example through national funding bodies or with industrial partners in ICAI labs;
  • teach in the bachelor and master programs in AI and/or data science and guide students in writing their thesis (total approximately 30% of the position);
  • contribute to the organization of the Institute.

What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or related field;
  • a strong scientific expertise in Artificial Intelligence and/or Multimedia reflected among other indicators by publications in leading journals / conferences;
  • enthusiasm about and the willingness to actively attract external funding;
  • commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • the willingness to contribute to valorization efforts and to foster collaborations with other academic institutes and industry;
  • fluency in English, both written and spoken.

We will base our selection on your scientific track record and on your vision for future research and funding, as well as on your teaching achievements, qualifications, and vision for future teaching.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week with a tenure track agreement for the duration of five years (which is part of a six-year temporary contract). You will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation.

The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,746 gross per month up to a maximum of €5,127 gross per month (salary scale 11) based on full-time employment. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

  • Prof. Marcel Worring, group leader MultiX
    T: +31 (0)20 525 7521

About the Faculty of Science and the Informatics Institute

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain, or machines that display intelligent behaviour.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 7 March 2021.  You may apply online by using the button below. 

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications, and a vision statement on research, funding, and teaching.

Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews on 22 and 26  March 2021.

No agencies please

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com