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Assistant professorship position available in Iceland

News: Dec 02, 2019

Hólar University’s Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology invites applications for the full time position of an Assistant Professor. They are seeking a highly qualified individual with knowledge and experience in the field of quantitative genetics, ideally with knowledge on animal breeding and aquaculture.

A successful applicant will:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate students
• Conduct research in their field and supervise graduate students
• Take active part in the scientific aspects of the selective breeding program of Icelandic Arctic charr, hosted by the department
• Participate in international projects and collaboration
• Take active part in the quality work and administration of the Department and the University

Requirements regarding education and qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in the field of biology and preferably in quantitative genetics
• Experience in research on quantitative genetics, e.g. related to broodstock management and selection
• Experience in securing research funding
• Good publication track record
• Good human relations skills and the ability to collaborate in a modern academic environment
• Responsibility, initiative, independent work and organizational ability

The Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology at Hólar University offers a diploma program in aquaculture and a Master’s program in aquatic biology, as well as a Nordic Master’s program in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine Bio-resources. In addition, the department staff teaches specialised topics in aquaculture, as a part of the United Nations University’s Fisheries Training Program. Furthermore, academic staff in the department supervises PhD and research internship students, mostly from abroad. The department has a strong research profile and is responsible for the national selective breeding program of Arctic charr for Icelandic aquaculture companies. The department has offices and research facilities in Verið in Sauðárkrókur and on campus at Hólar. The community in Hólar is family friendly, boasts a wealth of history and natural beauty and provides opportunities for different outdoor recreational activities. See www.holar.is and www.holaraquatic.is.

The evaluation of academic merits will be in accordance with the Act on Public Universities No. 84/2008 and regulations on recruitment and promotion of academic staff at Hólar University. Salary is in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the relevant union, and the Minister of Finance. Otherwise, rights and obligations follow the Act 70/1996 on the Rights and Obligations of Civil Servants.

This is a full time position. Application deadline is December 27th, 2019 and it is preferred that the person hired will be able to start as soon as possible. For further information, please contact the Head of Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology, Prof. Bjarni Kristófer Kristjánsson, +(354) 455-6386, bjakk@holar.is

Applications should be sent by email to umsoknir@holar.is and marked "Assistant professor aquaculture ". The application should include copies of academic records, CV and copies of publications the applicant wishes to be considered. A cover letter describing previous experience in teaching and research, is required. Furthermore, the cover letter should include ideas for future research and research collaboration. The applicant shall secure references from two individuals that should be sent to the above mentioned email address.

All applicants will be informed when the hiring process is over.



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