Director of the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding (IS)

Published 10 April 2024
University of Iceland

The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding, University of Iceland, is accepting applications for Director. This is a full-time academic position: 70-80% research and 20-30% administration. Application deadline is 22.04.2024.

The Vigdís International Centre operates at the School of Humanities, under the auspices of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and operated on the basis of special funding from the Icelandic Government.

The Centre facilitates research on and promotion of languages and cultures, in accordance with the objectives that are listed in the agreement between the Government of Iceland and UNESCO. 

Among the Centre's main objectives are:

- To promote multilingualism in order to further understanding, exchange and respect between cultures and nations. 

- To raise awareness of the importance of languages as a core element cultural heritage of humanity. 

- To promote translation and translation studies.

- To promote multilingualism as a way to enhance understanding, communication and respect between cultures and nations to support and promote research on native languages as a basic element of human rights. 

Read more about the position, qualification requirements and the application process here: Vacancies at the University of Iceland