The postdoctoral researcher is expected to collaborate with the Barents Chair in Politics to strengthen UiT’s research in Arctic International Relations. This position offers the successful applicant a central position in Arctic International Relations research with extensive collaboration with academia, business, government, civil society, research funding bodies, and research organizations throughout the Arctic states, Asia, and Europe.

The focus of the postdoctoral project can be adjusted, fine-tuned, and further developed in accordance with the interests of the successful candidate, but the empirical basis should be based on the Circumpolar Arctic. Areas of research can be the Arctic in international political, economic, technological, and security systems; science, technology, and international politics in the Arctic; science diplomacy; world order; and Arctic order. Other approaches to Global Arctic Studies are welcome. Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Applicants must provide a project proposal with a progress plan encompassing the project’s main activities, maximum 2000 words. The proposal should reflect on how the applicant’s academic, professional, linguistic, and other relevant skills and background contribute to an innovative Arctic International Relations research proposal. The applicant shall reflect on future research ideas building on the postdoctoral position. It is a prerequisite that the applicant will be able to complete the project within the period of employment.

Applications must include:

  • Application letter;
  • Project proposal (maximum 2000 words);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Diplomas and transcripts for all degrees;
  • Contact information for two to three references;
  • A list of applicant’s academic production;
  • Description of academic production, stating which works applicants consider most important; and
  • The academic works (published or not) that applicant wishes the hiring committee to take into consideration in the assessment.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 19 December 2021

For more information, including qualifications, and to apply, go to:
Full Position Announcement

For questions, contact:
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
Phone: +4791318623