Opportunity in Iceland: Research and teaching in Arctic and rural tourism

A joint position at the Icelandic Seal Center and Hólar University College

We are looking for a research scientist and faculty member at the Icelandic Seal Center and Holar University College, Department of Rural Tourism. The Icelandic Seal Center was founded to foster pinniped research in Iceland, to promote sustainable tourism in the area, and to educate the general public about seals. At Hólar University College, a small, highly specialized college, the Department of Tourism offers diploma, BA, and MA programs in tourism studies and event management. The campus is located in Northern Iceland, about a two-hour drive from the Icelandic Seal Center in Hvammstangi, where the research position will be based. The village of Hvammstangi is family friendly and the location offers great access to nature. See our websites: www.selasetur.is and www.holar.is

The position entails:

  • Research and teaching
  • Involvement in the development of local nature-based and rural tourism related to seals
  • Leadership in developing and implementing new research projects

 We are looking for a person with:

  • PhD in tourism studies or related fields
  • Experience in project management, research, teaching, and tourism development
  • Good personal skills and able to manage diverse collaborations

 The position starts August 15th 2015; application deadline is May 15th 2015.

Applications, including a CV, academic records, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to: Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir, Holar University College, 551 Saudárkrókur, ICELAND or by e-mail to umsoknir@holar.is.

For further information please contact the Holar University College Rural Tourism Department Head, Dr. Georgette Leah Burns +(354) 863 0308 leah@holar.is or the Icelandic Seal Center Director, Unnur Valborg Hilmarsdóttir,+(354)451 2345, selasetur@selasetur.is

All applications will be responded to when the hiring process is over.