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 70 students, and is led by a Faculty Research Team, comprised of the Dean, a Deputy Dean (currently vacant) and a Faculty Research Leader.

The Position

Faculty staff are currently preparing to deliver a new bachelor’s programme in autumn of 2021, in which students will be able to focus on civil engineering, energy engineering or electrical engineering. The Faculty is now seeking to appoint to a new academic position in engineering to support the development and delivery of the programme.

The main responsibility for the new position will be, working as part of the new programme team, to develop and deliver courses in civil engineering. The successful candidate will therefore have teaching and research obligations mainly related to civil engineering. Their research will be in the specific field of expertise and experience of the applicant.

The position will be for an initial three-year period, with the possibility of extension, subject to the success of the new programme. The appointment will be as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, 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, preferably in a higher education context. A PhD degree in a relevant subject area will be highly advantageous.

It is desirable that applicants have specific expertise in at least some of the following areas: materials; construction; static building technology, and geotechnics.

It is highly desirable that applicants have experience in university teaching and/or research. It will also be a major advantage for candidates to 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 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

14th of March 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