Fróðskaparsetur Føroya, the University of the Faroe Islands, is seeking to recruit to a new Academic Position in Mathematics/Statistics 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 mathematics in its Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. The Faculty delivers bachelor’s programmes in biology, information technology and engineering. The Faculty also contributes other aspects of education, all linked to and supported by a strengthening culture of research and enterprise.

The Position

The successful applicant will have primary teaching responsibilities and related administrative roles in courses in mathematics and statistics on BSc programmes in engineering and biology. The successful candidate may also contribute to teaching other subjects in her/his subject area, and will be expected to contribute to development of possible new courses and/or programmes.

The research of the successful candidate will primarily be in the specific field of expertise and experience.

It is desirable that the applicants can indicate opportunities for collaboration with other science communities in the Faroe Islands and abroad.

The appointment will be as Teaching Lecturer (i.e. fulltime teaching position), Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.


Applicants must as a minimum hold a relevant master level degree. Teaching experience at university level will be considered an advantage. It will be an advantage for candidates to have language comprehension in Faroese and in a Scandinavian language, as well as in English.


Applicants are invited to send an application including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, publication list, description of experience and interests in teaching and research. Applicants are also invited to include a maximum of five of their most important publications.

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

The closing date is 6 December 2021. The aim will be for the successful candidate to take up the position as soon as possible.


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