The EDDA Research Center at the University of Iceland seeks to hire a Ph.D. researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences as part of its participation in the Nordic Excellence Hub “Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World” (ReNEW). The doctoral project should be on a topic related to Nationalist and Populist Discourses in the Nordic Countries and contribute to the research programs of EDDA and ReNEW. The aim is to improve understanding of the five Nordic countries within a global context and from historical and/or contemporary perspectives. ReNEW Ph.D. fellows are expected to conduct a research period at one of the partner universities and attend relevant meetings and courses.


Qualification requirements

The applicants must enrol in a Ph.D. program at the University of Iceland in a field that has direct relevance for the project. The applicant must fulfill the requirements for admission to a UI doctoral program.

How to apply

Please find the University of Iceland application form here.

The contract will be running for one year with the possibility of a renewal for additional two years subject to a progress review. Research work terms are negotiable. 

The applicants have to provide additional information about their project and other relevant details, such as a CV, transcripts and published work. Click here to access the EDDA application form.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications may be valid for six months.

Salary will be according to the current collective wage and salary agreement between the Union of University Teachers and the Minister of Finance.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

The EDDA Research Center promotes institutional collaboration with diverse partners in Iceland and abroad and seeks to influence public policy and societal developments.  See

Further information

Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of the EDDA Research Center, the University of Iceland (; tel.: +354 822–2371).


The application deadline is through the 31st July, 2018