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Assistant professor / lecturer in political science, School of Social Sciences

University of Iceland, Faculty of Political Science, Reykjavík

Bewerbungsfrist: 17.12.2018

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Assistant professor / lecturer in political science, School of Social Sciences

The University of Iceland Faculty of Political Science invites applications for a the full-time position of lecturer in international relations. 

Field of work

The successful candidate will conduct teaching and research in the field of international relations with an emphasis on theory, research on politics and policy making in the Arctic, and small states in the international system (for example, foreign affairs of the Nordic countries).

Qualification requirements

  • PhD in political science or a comparable field.
  • Experience of teaching international relations with an emphasis on theory, research on politics and policy making in the Arctic, and small states in the international system (for example, foreign affairs of the Nordic countries). Emphasis is placed on ingenuity in teaching and diverse teaching methods.
  • Productivity and competence in research within the field of international relations, politics and policy making in the Arctic, and the status of small states in the international system (for example, foreign affairs of the Nordic countries).
  • Interpersonal skills, reliability, and independent working methods are vital, as well as a strong ability to communicate knowledge.

The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of the Faculty of Political Science and the School of Social Sciences.

How to apply

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.  The aim is for the successful candidate to begin work on 1 July 2019, though not before the committees involved in the hiring process have completed their work.

Applicants shall submit the following documents:

1) Cover letter explaining how the applicant you meets the job requirements

2) Certified transcript of academic record

3) CV

4) List of publications

5) Report on research work and other work completed

6) Statement of research and teaching plans if you are successful

7) Details of three potential references we can contact

Applicants must make clear which of their publications, numbering no more than eight, they regard as most relevant to the position in question. Applicants shall submit only these publications, or indicate where they can be accessed online. When submitting publications with more than one author, applicants must account for their own contribution to the work. Applicants are also expected to include references for their teaching and administrative work, as appropriate.

Applications and documents not submitted online shall be submitted in duplicate to the University of Iceland Division of Science and Innovation, Sæmundargata 6, 101 Reykjavík.

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. In accordance with Article 38 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009, the rector may promote a new employee to the position of senior lecturer or professor if the individual in question meets requirements.

All applicants will receive a reply and be informed when the position has been filled. Applications may be valid for up to 6 months after the application deadline.

The University of Iceland Equal Rights Policy is taken into consideration with regard to staff recruitment.

Please note the University of Iceland Language Policy.

The University of Iceland is an international research university and the largest education, research and scientific institution in Iceland. Around 1,500 permanent members of staff and 2,200 temporary members of staff work at the University. The student population is around 12,500. The University comprises six basic organisational units: central administration and five schools. The University of Iceland offers diverse study programmes at all levels and is the only university in Iceland to offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all major subjects.

The School of Social Sciences employs over 200 people in teaching and research. Researchers at the School conduct basic research, applied research and contract research. Significant emphasis is placed on diverse methods of communicating knowledge and dynamic engagement with Icelandic society and the international academic community.

Further information

For further information, please contact Maximilian Conrad, Head of the Faculty of Political Science at mchiis or 525-5451.

Deadline

The application deadline is through the 17th December, 2018