Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - HI17030045

Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - HI17030045

The University of Iceland announces a vacancy for the position of the of the Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, one of the University’s five schools.


Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, reports to the Rector. She/ he is the most senior administrator and academic leader of the School and oversees its daily management. The Dean works with a competent team of administrators and specialists.

The Dean's responsibilities include:

·      carrying out University policy in the School's field

·      finances and management of the School and affiliated institutes

·      quality of teaching, research and service

·      human resources

·      maintaining team spirit and professional cooperation

·      relations with domestic and foreign partners

·      administration and support services of the school


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

·     academic merits as well as knowledge and experience of work in universities and/or in academic research environments

·     leadership skills

·     an ambitious and clear vision for the future

·     excellent communication skills

·     experience in management and policy making

·     fluency in icelandic and english language (spoken and written)

The new Dean will be appointed for a five-year period. It is preferable that he/ she take up the position July 1st 2017. A prolongation period of up to five years without advertising the position is authorised in accordance with regulations set by the University Council. The Dean is appointed by the Rector based on a review by a hiring committee.

Salary is in accordance with the collective wage agreement between the Minister of Finance and the relevant trade union.

The application deadline is April 15, 2017.

Applications should be submitted digitally to the e-mail address starfsumsoknir@hi.is with the reference nr. HI17030045. Non-digital materials should be sent to the Division of Human Resources of the University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101, Reykjavík, Iceland. All applications will be reviewed and applicants will receive a response informing them on the appointment, once the decision has been made.

The University of Iceland Equal Rights Policy is taken into consideration with regards to staff recruitment.

The University of Iceland is an international research university and the largest education, research and scientific institution in Iceland, Around 1,500 permanent and 2,200 temporary members of staff work at the University. The student population is around 13,000. The University of Iceland operates in five academic fields, offers diverse programmes of study at all levels of education and is the only university in Iceland to offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all major subjects.


Applicants should submit with the application a statement (maximum two pages) on the applicant’s vision for the future and how she/ he intends to follow University Policy 2016-2021. Further information on application materials, the position and the hiring process can be accessed on: http://www.hi.is/adalvefur/forseti_von

Ásta Möller, the Director of the Division of Human Resources provides further information on the position, e-mail: astam@hi.is, tel.: + 354 525-4355.

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