Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:11

Director of MSc in Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords in Iceland

The University Centre of the Westfjords in Iceland is searching for an energetic individual to fill the role of Director of the new master’s program in Coastal Communities and Regional Development.

The role demands excellent organisational skills, professional working habits, and the desire to provide an excellent service. The role demands a high level of cooperative working, as both master’s programs must run simultaneously in harmony. The Program Director needs to carefully follow students’ thesis work in close co-operation with thesis advisers and therefore must have a good professional overview and knowledge of the main research methods used in human geography, social sciences, and/or economics. The Program Director should ideally have experience as a thesis adviser to master’s students. The Program Director may also undertake some teaching activities.

Necessary qualifications and experience:

Multidisciplinary training and/or research experience in a relevant field Master’s degree or PhD Service-minded and a good communicator Well-organised Initiative and flexibility in the workplace Experience of research and as a thesis adviser desirable Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of Icelandic desirable In assessing applications, consideration will be paid to how well applicants fit the University Centre’s needs with regard to making sure the two master’s programs develop in a similar manner. The University Centre reserves the right to refuse all applications.

Further information on the position can be found at:

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