Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine

Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology, School of Health Sciences 


The Department of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine, in the School of Health Science at the University of Iceland, seeks applicants to fill a full time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of physiology. 


Field of work

We are searching for an outstanding scientist within the field of physiology, but preferred areas of research and expertise within physiology would be in the following fields: excretion and transport across epithelia, reproduction, digestion, metabolism, muscle and cardiovascular physiology. However, candidates with interests and expertise in other areas of physiology are encouraged to apply as well.


The main duties of the successful candidate will be to:
•    Organize and teach courses in physiology
•    Initiate and lead research in the field of physiology at the Department
•    Supervise BSc, MS and PhD students in the field of physiology
•    Participate in administration within the Department


Qualification requirements

•    Ph.D. in physiology or related fields, or evaluated equally by an evaluation committee
•    Applicants should be demonstrably active in research in their respective fields
•    Applicants should have experience and enthusiasm for teaching at university level
•    Administrative experience in academia is preferable
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
•    The successful applicant is required to teach and communicate with departmental staff and students in Icelandic or English. The applicant is expected to acquire basic skills in Icelandic / English during the first two years of work. 


The successful candidate should complement the strengths, needs, and mission of the Department of Physiology.


Application process

The post is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years. The evaluation of academic merits will be in accordance with Icelandic Law and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009. According to the regulations of the University of Iceland, no. 263/2010, qualified candidates may be granted promotion at the start of employment, to the level of Associate or Full Professor.


Applicants shall include with their applications certificates attesting to their education and work experience, a list of their publications, a report on their scholarly work and other works they have carried out. Applications must make clear which of their publications the applicants regard as the most important with respect to the advertised position (no more than eight publications should be selected). Applicants must send the most important publications with their application, or indications as to where they are accessible in electronic form. When more than one author has produced a publication, the applicant must account for his or her own contribution to the work. Applicants must enclose an outline of their current and future research plans, in no more than two pages, if they are offered the position.  Applicants are also expected to include references for their teaching and administrative work, as appropriate. Applications and accompanying documentation that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Research at the University of Iceland, Main Building at Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been taken. 


Salary for the position of Assistant Professors will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers, and the Minister of Finance. 
The successful applicant is expected to start the appointment no later than October 1st, 2019.


Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.


The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.


The University of Iceland is the largest teaching, research and science institute in Iceland and is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by Times Higher Education. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 programs spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Sciences and Engineering. 


The Department of Physiology is part of the Faculty of Medicine, which is one of six faculties in the School of Health Sciences within the University of Iceland. The department currently has eight full time or part time academic faculty members, involved in various areas of research in physiology.  The department is responsible for several courses in physiology, for medical, nursing, physical therapy and other groups of students in the biomedical field. The department has teaching labs for practica available, as well as offering research lab space for faculty members and graduate students under their supervision, and auxiliary facilities.  Most of the physiology faculty members are affiliated with the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the University of Iceland, which manages shared core facilities for biomedical research, including cell culture facilities, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, research animal facilities and other similar. 


Further information

For further information, contact Thor Eysteinsson, Professor, Department Head. Email or telephone +354-525-4887.


Application deadline

The deadline for application is August 12th 2019.


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