Current Opportunities

Project Staff Member (0.8/1.0 fte)

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Location: Amsterdam
Max hours per week:  38.00
Max salary:  €4,670.00
Duration of agreement:  1 year
Apply until:  10-01-2023

For the project Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) the Huygens Institute is looking for a Project Staff Member (0.8/1.0 fte).

Job description

Your tasks will be to coordinate and execute the production of training materials and the organization of training schools. Using your excellent management and communication skills, you will translate the specific requirements of researchers who wish to study literature using technology and AI into concrete events and materials for the European project Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA). This is a four-year partnership to build a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge needed for literary studies using artificial intelligence and other computational methods. The project is being supported with funding from the European Commission.

Huygens Institute is looking for a dynamic, socially proficient, and empathic young scholar with an MA in literary studies and an proven affinity with computational literary studies who will help to build the European network of CLS scholars and assist to provide this community with the needed materials. You will work in a multinational environment where tasks and teams are dynamic and where it is important to create structure and show initiative to make the most out of your pivotal role in this project.

Job requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Literary studies
  • Affinity with Computational Literary Studies
  • Proficiency in English
  • Willingness to travel for the organization of training schools
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Preferred: Leadership experience


The appointment will initially be for 1 year, with the possibility of an extension until the end of the project, 1 March 2025.   

Additional information

For enquiries please contact Prof. dr Karina van Dalen-Oskam, karina.van.dalen@huygens.knaw.nl or Lisanne van Rossum MA, lisanne.van.rossum@huygens.knaw.nl.

For further details, visit: https://vacatures.knaw.nl/job/Amsterdam-Project-Staff-Member/934068655/