University of Iceland

Working at the University of Iceland

People from all over the world work at the University of IcelandThe University of Iceland is one of the largest employers in Iceland. In addition to having fourteen  thousand students enrolled, the university employs around thirteen hundred permanent staff and around two thousand external lecturers and temporary staff. The university's mission is to conduct academic research and education, a goal that can only be achieved through the continuous engagement of the diverse group of staff.

The University of Iceland is a vibrant community where individuals from different backgrounds come together, towards the common goal of further enhancing the university's position as a higher educational institution.

The University of Iceland strives to be among leading universities and to use internationally approved standards in all quality assessment of its operations. Academic staff, managers and other staff are expected to meet certain requirements in order to achieve the university's goals.

The University of Iceland expects all employees to demonstrate:

  • conscientiousness,
  • responsibility, independence and initiative,
  • team working skills,
  • flexibility and adaptability.

Surveys on the work environment at the University of Iceland have shown that job satisfaction is high, morale is good and that staff is positive towards their opportunities of advancement.

The University offers many benefits and services to its staff. These services include opportunities for professional development and continuing education, meal plans, social events, sabbaticals (for academic staff) as well as health services such as a yearly flu vaccination. The University of Iceland Gymnasium is open to all staff and students for a nominal fee. The Gymnasium offers a modern fitness suite, as well as many kinds of group classes.

Are you interested in a career at the University of Iceland?

The policy here at the University of Iceland is to advertise all vacancies. Every vacancy at the University is advertised at our webside .


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