The expression of interest is a first step towards appointing new UArctic Chair. 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 10-20% of their time to their UArctic role.

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.

The UArctic Chairs Terms of Reference can be found here.

The expression of interest should be submitted via email to