The purpose of this call is to identify potential candidates, supported by hosts institutions, to serve as UArctic Chairs.

The new call is intended to complement and further widen the collective expertise and focus of the present UArctic Chairs.

The call for expression of interest is intended to allow UArctic members to have an initial step towards the appointment of new UArctic Chairs. An expression of interest can come from a department leader or similar at a UArctic member institution. For candidates that get recommended, the host institution will need to submit a formal nomination from the proposing institution(s) / organization(s).

UArctic Chairs are highly qualified academics who are given an opportunity to serve as academic drivers in their areas of expertise to benefit the Arctic at large. These UArctic Chairs will be funded by the nominating UArctic member institution(s) / organization(s) and the UArctic expect them to be able to spend 20% of their time to their UArctic role. The home institution must fund a travel budget for a minimum of two international travels annually. A Chair will continue to spend most of their time as leads in their existing area of work in their home institutions. Each chair will be appointed for a period of five years, with the possibility of renewal.

UArctic also welcomes Indigenous Knowledge Chairs and proposals for UArctic Emeritus Chairs, supported by a member. For these categories, the terms and requirements listed above may be adjusted in dialogue with UArctic.

More information on the expression of interests can be found here.

UArctic Terms of Reference can be found here.

Note that the deadline for expression of interest is the 15th of May 2024,
for expression of interest or questions about the nomination process, please contact

Please make sure to read the guidelines for the expression of interest before the nomination.