The deadline to apply for the position of Executive Director at the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) International Program Office (IPO) in Stockholm, Sweden, as been extended to May 31.
ISAC is a long-term, multidisciplinary program to study the effects of environmental changes, including physical/chemical, biological/ecological, and socioeconomic/cultural changes, on the circumpolar arctic system and their feedback on the global system. ISAC was formally established by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Arctic Ocean Sciences Board (AOSB).

The ISAC IPO will be established to provide support for the activities of ISAC and to serve its organizational needs and will be based with the IASC Secretariat at the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden.

Applicants for the position of Executive Director should preferably have considerable knowledge of international arctic research, experience in cooperative, international scientific programs or activities, and relevant science management and administrative experience. Excellent oral and written knowledge of English is required. Applicants should be enterprising, open-minded, and creative.

The Executive Director will initially serve on a two-year contract with possible extensions. The position is subject to all hiring and employment laws and regulations of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. The salary will be set corresponding to the successful applicant's qualifications and is expected to be SEK 550,000.

Applications must briefly list the candidate's qualifications related to the above criteria and  include the names of two referees. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 May 2007, at:

or by regular mail to:
IASC Secretariat
P.O. Box 50003 Stockholm
SE-104 05 Stockholm, SWEDEN

For further information and a full position description, please contact
the IASC Secretariat at:

or contact:
Michael Tjernstrom, ISAC Co-chair
Phone: +46-8-163110

or contact:
Grete K. Hovelsrud, ISAC Co-chair
Phone: +47-22-858769/50