Tenure-track research position in Quaternary geology with emphasis on climate change in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions

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    University of Iceland
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Iceland › Reykjavík


The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES) Science Institute, University of Iceland invites applications from qualified candidates for a research position in the field of Quaternary geology.


The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research in the field of Quaternary Geology with emphasis on the development of climate and environmental change in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. The Quaternary with focus on glacial geology and paleoclimate has been an integral part of geological research at the University of Iceland over 50 years and our goal is to maintain and further develop a strong platform. The institute seeks a candidate with a strong international research profile, demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration and a motivation to advance the analytical potential of the institute's research infrastructure.

The selected candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program which incorporates the supervision of graduate students, at both the Master's and PhD level. Other supervision and teaching within the Faculty of Earth Sciences (School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, https://english.hi.is/faculty_of_earth_sciences) is negotiable, in accordance with rules of the Science Institute (nr. 685/2011).

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Eligibility criteria

The tentative starting date is January 1st 2023.

For further information please contact Anna Jóna Baldursdóttir, managing director of the Institute of Earth Sciences (annajona@hi.is) or Ingibjörg Óðinsdóttir, human resources manager (ingaodins@hi.is).

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  1. Cover letter where it is stated how the applicant meets the qualification requirements
  2. Certificates of education
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of publications
  5. Report on scholarly work and other work they carried out
  6. Outline of proposed research plan, if hired
  7. Contact Information for three referees willing to provide a reference

The applicant must list up to eight of their most important publications, in relation to this position. The applicant must include a copy of these publications along with the application or indicate where they can be accessed electronically. When multiple authors are listed on a publication, the applicant must include an account of their contribution to the publication. Applications and accompanying documents, which are not submitted in electronic form, must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Innovation, University of Iceland, Main Building, Sæmundargata 2, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland.

The successful candidate will be hired for five years with the possibility of a permanent contract at the end of this period, cf. paragraph 3, Article 31 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

Processing of applications, evaluation of applicants' competence and hiring shall be in accordance with the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008 and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

All applications will be answered, and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications are stored for six months after the application deadline.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

Additional comments

For further information please contact Bryndís Brandsdóttir, bryndis@hi.is

Offer Requirements


  • A Ph.D. degree in geology
  • Strong research background within Quaternary geology and climate change in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions
  • Expertise should preferably include state-of-the-art field- and lab-based methods for studying key Quaternary geological records
  • Experience in leading research projects and obtaining research grants
  • Collaboration experience, working in cross-disciplinary teams and ability to form research relations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of the Institute of Earth Sciences.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Iceland
Sæmundargata 6

EURAXESS offer ID: 794047


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