Multiple Positions Available

3 July 2012

Multiple Positions Available

1. AMAP Secretariat seeks Deputy Executive Secretary
Arctic Council Working Group
Oslo, Norway

2. University of Akureyri seeks Visiting Professor
Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies
Akureyri, Iceland

3. University of Aberdeen seeks Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northern Colonialism
Aberdeen, Scotland

4. Deadline Extended: Two Positions Available
GRID-Arendal, Polar Division
Arendal, Norway

1. AMAP Secretariat seeks Deputy Executive Secretary
Arctic Council Working Group
Oslo, Norway

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Secretariat seeks
a Deputy Executive Secretary. The appointment will be on a 3-year
contract with a potential for extension, and will be based in Oslo,

The international AMAP Secretariat is responsible for preparing and
implementing decisions made by the Arctic Council and the AMAP Working
Group. The primary tasks of the Deputy Executive Director are to assist
the Executive Secretary in the daily operations of the Secretariat and
to strengthen the scientific and technical capacity of the secretariat.

Depending on qualifications and experience, responsibilities of the
Deputy Executive Secretary will include:

- Organizing and providing secretariat support to scientific
assessments on circum-arctic environmental and climate issues
performed by AMAP;
- Preparing documents for and providing secretariat assistance at
AMAP meetings;
- Contributing to the documentation and implementation of AMAPs
monitoring program; and
- Representing AMAP at meetings when requested.

The position will require international travel. AMAP members include the
eight Arctic countries and Arctic Council permanent participants, as
well as partners from other countries and international organizations.
An understanding of international cooperation and appreciation of
different cultures, including arctic indigenous cultures, is needed.

Qualifications and key experience requirements of the successful
applicant include:

- Holding an advanced university degree (PhD or equivalent) in a
discipline relevant to the task of AMAP;
- Having a minimum of five years of professional experience in a
relevant field of work, preferably including experience in
international cooperation;
- Having ability to work with different organizations, cultures, and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are
necessary, and working knowledge of other arctic language(s) will be
considered an asset.

To apply for this position, please forward a full curriculum vitae and
letter of application outlining relevant experience to Lars-Otto
Reiersen, AMAP Executive Secretary (

Application deadline: Friday, 27 July 2012.

To download a complete description of the position, responsibilities,
and qualifications, please select "AMAP Secretariat - Job Vacancy" at:

For further information about AMAP activities, please see:

Or contact:
AMAP Secretariat
Phone: +47 2295 8340

2. University of Akureyri seeks Visiting Professor
Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies
Akureyri, Iceland

The University of Akureyri seeks a Visiting Professor to fill the post
of Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies. The post is awarded each year
for a twelve-month term and is based in Akureyri, Iceland.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or equivalent experience)
with a strong academic background in arctic studies relevant to legal
issues as well as sustainable human development in the arctic regions.
The candidate should have experience in working across disciplines with
complex human, environmental, and social issues; strong communication
skills; research experience relating to the Arctic; participated in
international research networks; and a proven ability to obtain research

Primary responsibilities of the position will be to contribute to the
research, teaching, and further development of relevant programs at the
University of Akureyri; work closely with other researchers in
furthering the Northern research and instruction at the University of
Akureyri and contribute to the development of the University of the
Arctic; give public lectures on arctic issues in local, national, and
international forums; and participate in the contemporary debate on
changes in the Arctic. The formal period of employment starts 1 October
2012 with exact time subject to negotiations.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 15 August 2012.

For further information about the post and the application process,
please see:

For questions, please email:

3. University of Aberdeen seeks Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northern Colonialism
Aberdeen, Scotland

The University of Aberdeen seeks candidates for a postdoctoral research
fellowship in the Northern Colonialism: Historical Connections,
Contemporary Lives program. The position is full-time, funded for three
years, and based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Northern Colonialism program is a new research initiative, which
aims to foster new interdisciplinary research on the processes and
impact of colonialism in the North. The program builds upon existing
expertise in anthropology, archaeology, history, and geology. The
program is structured around three themes: Economies and Politics,
Environments, and Cultural Transformations. The North is defined here by
the intersection of climatic, environmental, historical, geopolitical,
and cultural conditions.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in anthropology,
archaeology, history, or a related discipline. Research experience in
these fields and experience in working across a combination of these
areas is desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research to address
the history and/or politics of northern colonial enterprises. The
position will have a key role in supporting the activities of the
Northern Colonialism program and is expected to contribute to the
organization of academic events and public outreach and assist with
securing external funding. The position will start 1 October 2012, or as
soon as possible thereafter.

Application deadline: Monday, 16 July 2012.

For further information or to apply, please search for job reference
number 1259805 at:

For questions about the position, please contact:
Alison Brown

4. Deadline Extended: Polar and Cryosphere Expert
GRID-Arendal, Polar Division
Arendal, Norway

The deadline to apply for an opening in the Polar Division at
GRID-Arendal has been extended. Applications for the Environmental
Policy Senior Polar and Cryosphere Expert will now be accepted until
Friday, 27 July 2012. The position will be based in Arendal, Norway.

The Environmental Policy Senior Polar and Cryosphere Expert will
participate in the planning, development, and implementation of the
division's activities. The candidate will be expected to support and/or
lead the UNEP Polar program, the Mountain and Cryosphere program, and
emerging polar and cryosphere activities.

Extended application deadline: Friday, 27 July 2012.

For further information, including detailed qualifications and
instructions on how to apply, please go to:

ArcticInfo is administered by the Arctic Research Consortium of the
United States (ARCUS). Please visit us on the World Wide Web at:

At any time you may:

Subscribe or unsubscribe by using the web form located at:

To be removed from the list at any time send an email to:

To resubscribe send an email to:

Subscribers to ArcticInfo will automatically receive the newsletter,
Witness the Arctic.If you would prefer not to receive Witness the Arctic,
specify on the web form.

Subscribe and unsubscribe actions are automatic. Barring mail system
failure you should receive responses from our system as confirmation to
your requests.

If you have information you would like to post to the mailing list send
the message to:

You can search back issues of ArcticInfo by content or date at:

If you have any questions please contact the list administrator at:

3535 College Road, Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3710
907-474-1604 (fax)

ArcticInfo is funded by the National Science Foundation as a service to
the research community through Cooperative Agreement ARC-0618885 with
ARCUS. Any information, opinions, findings, and conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the information
sources and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science
Foundation or ARCUS.