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Research Arctic Centre

Director Arctic Centre

Professor of Arctic and Antarctic Studies (1.0 FTE)
14 January 2022

Are you passionate about the functioning of Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems? Are you fascinated by how climate change affects long-term human-environmental relationships in these regions? Are you willing to join our academic community in Groningen, to lead the Arctic Centre, our research group and contribute to the development of new generations of polar researchers and teachers? Then you might be our next Full Professor of Arctic and Antarctic Studies.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are an internationally recognized expert in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic and Antarctic Studies, in particular in archaeology, anthropology, history or biology
  • You have an excellent research track record, as evidenced by an outstanding publication record, successful grant applications, and PhD supervision
  • You are interested in, and preferably have experience in, both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • You are open or already contributing to interdisciplinary research
  • You have an inspiring view on teaching, including curriculum development and active learning
  • You have extensive experience with teaching and administrative tasks
  • You are willing to fulfil administrative roles at cluster or faculty level
  • You have excellent leadership qualities and you are able to create and strengthen collaborations within the Faculty, the University of Groningen and other institutions, such as the Netherlands Arctic Station on Spitsbergen, and within the broader research field and society
  • You have a strong societal network and you are successful in transmitting your research and teaching to societal partners and a general audience
  • You have gained the University Teaching Qualification or are prepared to do so within a year
  • You are fluent in English (C1 level of the CEFR) and willing to learn Dutch, (to at least C1 level of the CEFR – for reading and listening).

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Last modified:14 January 2022 7.35 p.m.

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