The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland is a national and international hub of information and centre of excellence that conducts multidisciplinary research in changes in the Arctic region. The research focuses on five main themes: Global Change Research Group, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Sustainable Development Research Group, Arctic Anthropology, and Arctic Governance.

The duties of the researcher are as follows:

  • Independent and influential research on northern regions
  • Acquisition of supplementary research funding and management of research projects
  • Provision of instruction in the Arctic Studies programme and supervision of doctoral students in the relevant area of research
  • Innovative publication of science in the exhibitions of the Arctic Centre
  • Popularisation of science

The following qualifications and merits are required:

  • Doctor's degree in biosciences or environmental science
  • Academic proficiency and expertise in the relevant field demonstrated through publications
  • Fluent communication with decision makers and the general public
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire supplementary research funding and to lead research projects
  • Experience of research on northern regions
  • Excellent command of Finnish and English

The candidate is to attach to the application his or her CV, list of publications, and research plan (max. five pages) for the following three years. When making the appointment decision, special attention is paid to the quality of the plan and to the way in which the candidate’s research is linked to the other research activities of the Arctic Centre.

The salary is based on the universities salary system and its requirement levels 6–7 for teaching and research personnel. Thereby the task-specific salary component is 3,340.77-3,851.33 euros per month. In addition, the total salary includes a personal salary component amounting up to 46.3% of the task-specific salary component.

Deliver your application by January 15, 2018 at 13.00 to the Registry of the University of Lapland (street address: Yliopistonkatu 8) PL 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland. Application documents will not be returned.

Further information:

Professor Timo Koivurova
Director of the Arctic Centre
phone: +358 40 551 9522