Fróðskaparsetur Føroya, the University of the Faroe Islands, is seeking to recruit to a new Academic Position in Engineering in its Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology

The University of the Faroe Islands is the primary higher education and research institution in the Faroe Islands, the nation’s only university and its foremost knowledge centre. The University undertakes research and research-based teaching, providing for synergy between research and teaching to serve the evolving needs and priorities of the Faroes and their wider region.

The University, which plays a vital role in Faroese society, has around 100 academic staff, some 60 staff in support and service positions, and around 1,000 students. The University is comprised of five faculties and a central administration. In all that it does, the University is committed to equality of opportunity, to inclusivity, and to supporting the well-being of our students and staff in an environment in which all can thrive and flourish.

The University is seeking to recruit to a new academic position in engineering in its Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. This Faculty delivers bachelor’s programmes in biology, information technology, engineering, and a mathematics minor. The Faculty also contributes other aspects of education, all linked to and supported by a strengthening culture of research and enterprise. The Faculty has some 25 staff, and is led by a Faculty Research Team, comprised of the Dean, a Deputy Dean (currently vacant) and a Faculty Research Leader.

The Position

The Faculty is seeking to appoint to a new academic position in engineering to support the development and delivery of engineering programmes, with an emphasis on marine engineering.

The main responsibility for the new position will be, working as part of the new programme team, to develop and deliver courses of relevance in marine engineering. The research of the successful applicant will be in the specific field of expertise and experience of the applicant.

The appointment will be as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Teaching Lecturer, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.


Applicants should hold, as a minimum, a relevant postgraduate qualification (e.g. cand.polyt., cand.scient., Master of Engineering, Master of Science), and have relevant work experience.

It is essential that applicants fulfil at least some of the following:

  • have a PhD degree in a relevant subject area
  • have experience in higher education teaching and/or research
  • have education as a marine engineer or have good knowledge of education of marine engineers
  • have work experience from the field of marine engineering, e.g. power supply, engine technology, ship technology etc.
  • have language comprehension in Faroese and another Nordic language, as well as in English.


Applicants are invited to send an application, including letter of interest, copies of diplomas, and a full curriculum vitae, including publication list, research and development experience and interests, and description of teaching experience. Applicants are also invited, where appropriate, to send a maximum of five of their most important publications and to describe significant contributions they may have made to engineering projects.

Applications should be written in English and sent to

Terms of appointment

The position will be filled according to the Regulations Governing Positions at the University of the Faroe Islands. The salary and general terms of appointment will be in accordance with agreements between the Ministry of Finance and the Faroese professional union Akademikarafelag Føroya.

Closing date

15th of August 2021. The aim will be for the successful candidate to take up the position as soon as is reasonably possible after the offer of the position.


Potential applicants are welcome to contact Hans Pauli Joensen – – Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. Further information about The University of the Faroe Islands can also be found at