AISB opportunities Bulletin Item
Postdoctoral position in "legal structures", Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
The 'Digging into Data project 'Legal Structures' is a joint project with Washington University (US) and the University of Amsterdam: Faculty of Humanities (ILLC) and Faculty of Law (ACLE). This postdoctoral project attempts to analyze the world's legal codes by focuses on machine coding of internal references in codes and laws. The intuition behind this approach is that fundamental differences among legal systems manifest themselves in the structure of the texts, and can be detected, parameterized, and visualized using computerized algorithms. The project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an MA, MSc and PhD relevant to the subject, good programming experience, a background in computer science or artificial intelligence, and an interest in empirical legal studies and/or digital humanities. The postdoctoral researcher may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching, but no more than one class a week during one semester per academic year. Application deadline: 20 March 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-053.html.