Postdoctoral position on Multimodal Narrative Analysis 

Duration: 2 years (starting September 2024)

The Department of Computer Science  (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science  (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites application for a 2-year postdoctoral full-time research position in the domain of Machine Learning for narrative analysis, drawing upon methods from NLP and Computer Vision.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in Machine Learning and intellectual curiosity in fact-checking, deep-fakes, and/or disinformation. Knowledge in topic modeling, argument mining, visual question answering, and sentiment analysis is a plus. Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to publish in top tier venues, such as NeurIPS, ICLR, CVPR, and/or EMNLP.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Serge Belongie,

The position is for 24 months and open from 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Working environment

The research is part of the Horizon Europe European Lighthouse of AI for Sustainability (ELIAS) project and will be conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence.

You will be part of both the Pioneer Centre for AI and DIKU, offering a vibrant, international research community working across disciplines. DIKU is a member of the ELLIS unit Copenhagen, and Prof. Belongie is an ELLIS Fellow and Board Member. DIKU and the Pioneer Centre for AI offer its researchers generous support for career development, own fundraising, travel, and visitors, as well as support for and access to computing facilities.

International applicants

The University of Copenhagen offers international researchers and their families a broad variety of services, such as support before and during relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Most international candidates qualify for a special foreign-researcher-tax scheme. Please find more information about these services as well as practical information on entering and working in Denmark here:

Copenhagen is continuously ranked among the top-5 livable cities in the world with clean air, beautiful architecture, a rich cultural life and dedication to work-life balance and “hygge”. Employees are offered 6-weeks of vacation annually, generous parental leave and Copenhagen offers great childcare facilities, international schools and is a very family-friendly city.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

How to apply:

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (copy of Master and PhD degree certificate or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2024, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

Interviews will be held in early March.

You can read about the recruitment process at