The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Akureyri in September 2011 for the purpose of strengthening cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research, including the establishment of Nansen Professorship in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri, named after the Norwegian polar scientist, Fridtjof Nansen.
The post of visiting professorship in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri is available for application. It is awarded for twelve months period to a leading scientist – each year to candidates from different fields of studies – working with issues that bear on legal, economic, social and natural circumstances in the Arctic. Application deadline is the 1st of July 2013.
For more information and to apply for the professorship, please visit the webpage of University of Akureyri.