[unav_all] Position in Glaciology at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland

Þóra Árnadóttir thora1 at hi.is
Wed Oct 24 04:07:23 MDT 2012

Glaciologist – Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland announces a vacancy for a geophysicist, within the field of glaciology.    

This is a tenure-track position with an initial appointment of five years.

The scientist will join the Glaciology Group of the Institute and is expected to contribute to its ongoing research in glaciology. 

The research fields include mapping of the surface and bedrock topography of Icelandic glaciers, monitoring and modelling of the surface mass and energy balances of the glaciers, ice dynamics, remote sensing of glaciers from satellites and aircrafts, glacier surges, calving into terminal lakes, glacier hydrology, water storage within glaciers and glacier outburst floods (jökulhlaups), glacier-volcano interaction, glacier-isostatic rebound. Moreover, development of numerical models of glacier mass balance, glacier dynamics and the response of glaciers to climate change, past, present and future.

The scientist should have completed a Ph.D. in geophysics, or in other disciplines with a similar background in physics and mathematics. Experience in collection and analyses of data from glaciers and good communication skills are required.

The Institute of Earth Sciences, an independent part of the Science Institute, is the main site of academic research in Earth sciences at the University and in Iceland. The Institute provides research facilities for the research and academic staff in Earth Sciences at the University, as well as for postdoctoral fellows and  graduate students. The scientists at the IES have strong international ties, and organize and participate in a range of national and international research projects. Further information about the Institute can be found at:


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, and an outline of their research plans if they are offered the position.
The deadline for application is December 3, 2012.
Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Project of the University of Iceland.

The full announcement is available at:

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