A Visiting Professorship in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri, Iceland


The University of Akureyri is accepting applications for the Nansen visiting professorship or Nansen Research fellowship based on a cooperation between the governments of Iceland and Norway.

The Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri is a tribute to the famous Norwegian polar scientist and humanist Fridtjof Nansen and is awarded each year for a twelve month period to a person working on issues that bear on the legal, economic, social, political, international and natural circumstances in the Arctic.

The Nansen professor is located at the University of Akureyri and is awarded to individuals (academic or researcher) to conduct their research on Arctic issues of common interest between Iceland and Norway. For the 2017/2018 scholarship the selection committee seeks a candidate interested in contributing a year to focus their research effort on technological, legal, political or social issues related to the Arctic with special emphasis on issues that are shared between Iceland and Norway, with examples such as natural resource management, climate change, resource extraction and governance in the Arctic.

Formal period of employment starts on September 1, 2017.

Primary responsibilities of this professorship are described here (PDF).

The application deadline is January 1st, 2017.

Applications should be sent in digital form to nansen@unak.is

More information regardhing Nansen Professorship can be found on the website of the University of Akureyri.


Sist oppdatert av Hildegard Nortvedt (15.11.2016)

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