Previous calls:

PhD Student in AI, business strategy and industrial transformation
The intention is to study different cases of AI-based business logics, aiming to create an in-depth understanding of the effects of AI technologies on industrial operations.
Apply to KTH University. Application deadline: June 3, 2021.

PhD Student in Computer Science with focus on Digital Companions
This PhD student project focuses on how relationships between human and digital companion can be defined, formalised and developed.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: May 30, 2021.


PhD Student in Computer Science – Implications of AI-Driven Contextual Communication
The PhD student is part of an overarching research project that studies the consequences for citizens and society when artificial intelligence becomes the dominating method of placing messages in online media contexts. The project focuses on AI-driven contextual advertising, in particular the use of reinforcement learning. The work includes algorithm development and analysis, complemented by controlled experiments and user studies.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: May 1, 2021.


Postdoc position in Democracy, Participation and Artificial Intelligence
A post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on tools and methods for participatory deliberation.
Apply to Umeå University. Application deadline: April 30, 2021.


PhD Student in Media Technology
The task will be to investigate the ways artists encounter creative-Ai through, for instance, multi-site ethnography, practice-based research, or design fiction workshops. Based on these insights you will support the development of ethical guidelines for creative-Ai developers and users.
Apply to School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH. Application deadline: April 12, 2021.


PhD Student in History of Media and Environment
The doctoral student will work in a new field combining media and environmental history, critical media theory, environmental humanities and social sciences with the study of Artificial Intelligence and autonomous systems.
Apply to School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH. Application deadline: April 1, 2021.


PhD Students in Business Studies: AI-based RegTech
Two PhD students who will study AI applications in the financial markets, and more particularly AI applications designed to help financial businesses comply with abundant statutory requirements on risk management and reporting.
Apply to Uppsala University. Application deadline: March 31, 2021.


PhD Student in Business Studies: AI and the Financial Markets: Accountability and Risk Management with Legal Tools
The project will examine the management of risks (real or perceived) that emerge from the use of AI algorithms in the financial sector.
Apply to Uppsala University. Application deadline: March 31, 2021.


PhD in Society Call
Supporting collaborations between Swedish organisations and universities in research directions within the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: 19 March, 2021.


Innovative Collaboration Projects (ICP) Call
To strengthen the scientific competence of young researchers through a competitive program of collaboration with public and/or private partners, in research directions related to the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: 19 March, 2021.


Assistant Professor in the History of Media and Environment with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems(KTH, Royal Institute of Technology)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 March, 2021.


Doctoral Student within the project AI, the Social Contract and Democracy (University of Gothenburg)
Application deadline: 25 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science or Theoretical Philosophy (Lund University)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 15 February, 2021.


Associate Senior University Lecturer in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on health, autonomy and well-being (Umeå University)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 10 February, 2021.  


Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Global Politics of AI and Health (Malmö University)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in computer science (Malmö University)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in the project AI, the Social Contract and Democracy (University of Gothenburg)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Political Science (Uppsala University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law (Uppsala University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 1 February, 2021. 


Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Legal Informatics (Stockholm University.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 18 January, 2021.  


Assistant Professor with tenure track in Interaction design specialized in Interactive AI (Chalmers University of Technology.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.  
Application deadline: 15 January, 2021.


Associate Senior Lecturer in Forest Management, with specialization in Artificial Intelligence (SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.)
This position is part of an investment by WASP-HS that will fund 11 research groups at 9 Swedish universities.
Application deadline: 4 January, 2021. 


Affiliated PhD Students 2020 (application period is closed)

WASP-HS hereby announces a call for PhD students to be affiliated with the WASP-HS Graduate School. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for a limited number of PhD students not funded by WASP-HS to be part of the WASP-HS Graduate School.
Application deadline: Deadline for applications is 22 May 2020, extended to 22 September, 2020.
Read more about the call.


Call for proposals for Assistant Professors (application period is closed)

WASP-HS aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for the individual person and society. Part of this initiative, is the appointment of up to 10 assistant professors (equivalent to biträdande lektor).
Call opens on 25 March 2020.
Application deadline:
10 June, 2020
Read more about the call.


Doctoral Position in Artificial Intelligence and Political Language With the GRIPES Project
Application deadline:
15 April, 2020


Doctoral Student Position in Quantum Law
Application deadline:
18 March, 2020


PhD Student Position In Machine Learning For Data From Political Science
Application deadline: 15 March, 2020


PhD position related to the research project Artificial intelligence, democracy and human dignity
Application deadline:
1 March, 2020


Doctoral position – Non-Verbal Signals of Trust and In-group Identification in Humans and Robots
Application deadline: 1 March, 2020


Doctoral position – Ethics from theory to robot implementations
Application deadline:
1 March, 2020


The Consequences of Predictive AI in Precision Medicine
Application deadline:
March, 2020


PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction; user experience research
Application deadline: 29 February, 2020


PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction; human-centered design
Application deadline: 29 February, 2020


PhD position in Political Science – How information and institutions affect political behavior: Applying AI technology to the study of political data
Application deadline: 18 February, 2020


Doctoral student in Critical Design of Drones Ethics and Movement
Application deadline: 12 February, 2020


Doctoral student in Critical Analysis of Drones Ethics & Movement
Application deadline: 12 February, 2020


Doctoral student project with social scientific focus on AI Transparency and Consumer Trust
Application deadline: 3 February, 2020


Doctoral student project with legal focus on AI Transparency and Consumer Trust
Application deadline: 3 February, 2020


PhD student position in psychological and social processes that influence the diffusion of AI
Application deadline: February, 2020


PhD position – Digital Companions as Social Actors: Methods for Human-AI Collaboration
Application deadline:
31 January, 2020


Doctoral position – Learning data for companion robots
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


Doctoral position – Mastering complexity beyond Human Cognition
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


Doctoral position – The Role of Purpose Driven Managerial Decision Making
Application deadline: 30 January, 2020


PhD position – Fair, accountable, and transparent methods for trustworthy machines
Application deadline:
29 January, 2020


PhD position – Trust and competence in the age of artificial intelligence
Application deadline:
29 January, 2020


PhD position – Biometric limits
Application deadline:
20 January, 2020


Technology adoption and the labor-market impact of structural change
In the project: The labor-market impact of firm-level adoption of AI and autonomous systems
Application deadline:
Spring 2020