A full position of associate or full professor of law with emphasis on the jurisprudence,
statutory interpretation and legal theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Akureyri seeks an associate or full professor in law with a sound knowledge of the general concepts and principles of law, in particular in the fields of jurisprudence, statutory interpretation and legal theory. The applicant is required to be able to lead academic research in these fields as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in law and undergraduate courses in police science. The applicant must be able to participate actively in the implementation and development of flexible learning as well as providing leadership in the development of doctoral studies in law in cooperation with other faculty members. The unique programmes in legal studies at the University of Akureyri are based on progressive, flexible studies without any distinction being made between on-campus study and distance learning.
The primary emphases of legal research and teaching at the University of Akureyri are twofold: a) the Icelandic legal system and its development considered in an international, comparative and theoretical light; and b) international law, with emphasis on polar law and European cooperation. The University of Akureyri offers a three-year 180 ECTS programme leading to a BA in Law and a two-year 120 ECTS, programme at the Master's level that concludes with an ML degree. In addition, the University offers the following studies in Polar Law:
Currently there are about 90 students in the Law Department. The department is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, which counts 28 Faculty members and over 600 students.
The position is available from January 1st, 2019, or as agreed up on. The conditions of employment are based on a five-year term, but the party concerned can thereafter request an indefinite term of employment, in accordance with Regulations No. 258/2016 on the Work of the Evaluation Committee and Hiring of Faculty at the University of Akureyri.
The main projects involve research and teaching, both at undergraduate and masters level, administrative duties, the development of flexible learning and establishment of doctoral degree studies in law at the faculty. The immediate supervisor is the Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. The job location is in Akureyri, Iceland.
Required education and qualifications:
The application shall be accompanied by the following documentation:
The deadline for applications is August 13, 2018. Applications shall be sent electronically to the Rector‘s Office, email@example.com. No standardized application form is used
The salary is in accordance either with the Collective Agreement on Salaries of the Association of Professors at Public Universities or the Union of University Teachers at the University of Akureyri (FHA) and the Minister of Finance.
The handling of applications, assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, and appointment to the position are in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 63/2006, the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008, the Regulations for the University of Akureyri no. 387/2009, with amendments, and the Regulations on the Work of the Evaluation Committee and Hiring of Faculty at the University of Akureyri no. 258/2016. Incomplete applications will be rejected. The University of Akureyri asserts its right to reject all applications. All applications will be responded to, when a decision on appointment has been taken.
More detailed information will be provided by Edward Huijbens, Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, tel: 460 8619, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Akureyri promotes gender equality and encourages applications from women as well as men for open positions.Les mer