Arctic Hub is looking for an academic officer

The Arctic Hub Secretariat

Would you like to help shape the future of research and collaboration in the Arctic? Do you have experience in project management and the ability to navigate an international environment? Arctic Hub is seeking an academic officer.

About the position

As academic officer, you will have broad contact with Arctic Hub’s secretariat leader, board, and the rest of the team. You will report to the head of the secretariat, and you will play a key role in solving tasks that support the secretariat’s daily operations and task resolution. As an academic officer at Arctic Hub, you will:


– develop, launch, and manage initiatives that strengthen cooperation within research, education, society, administration, and business in Greenland, Denmark, and internationally

– contribute to internal and external coordination and the preparation of materials for the secretariat leader and the board

– be the face of Arctic Hub, for example, by representing at relevant conferences and handling daily inquiries to the secretariat via email or meetings.


Your qualifications

We would like you to have a master’s degree in academics. You should have experience with project work and the ability to work both independently and in teams. You should also have strong communication skills in at least two of the following languages: Greenlandic, Danish, and English. It is advantageous if you are familiar with Arctic research and societal and political conditions in Greenland.

Personal qualities

We hope that you:


– are creative and have plenty of ideas

– are structured, process-oriented, and can handle diverse tasks

– can drive progress and follow through on tasks – independently as well as in collaboration with others

– are good at creating and maintaining relationships

– have a solid technical understanding. In addition to the Microsoft Office suite, we would like you to be comfortable with Microsoft Planner, Canva, Podio, and WordPress.


About Arctic Hub

Arctic Hub is a hub for Arctic research focusing on Greenland. Greenland and Denmark have jointly established the secretariat in Nuuk, and the Arctic Hub has many high ambitions. The secretariat is involved in bridging research and the rest of society. You can learn more about Arctic Hub at The cooperation agreement can be found here.


What we can offer you

This is a versatile and dynamic job with many facets in an ever-evolving secretariat. You will become part of our small, competent team, which includes a secretariat leader, a communications manager, and an event coordinator. Not least, you will gain broad experience and a solid insight into the research environment both here and around the world.


Terms of employment

The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources houses the Arctic Hub’s secretariat. Therefore, you will be employed at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, but you will report to the Arctic Hub secretariat leader.
The position is financed through Denmark and Greenland’s finance acts. Thus, it is a permanent position, subject to continued funding through the finance acts.

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the agreement/contract in force at the time of joining between Greenland’s Home Rule and your negotiating-eligible organization.


Application process

– Application deadline: April 22, 2024.

– Desired start date: May 1, 2024.


For more information about the position, contact secretariat leader Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann, email / phone 361284.


Salary and employment conditions

Salary and employment conditions, including the right to travel expenses for joining and leaving the job and moving of household goods, are in accordance with the agreement/contract in force at the time of joining between Greenland’s Home Rule and the respective negotiating-eligible organization.



No staff housing is provided for the position. If an applicant already has staff housing through employment in the Self-Government, the right to the assigned staff housing is retained. The staff housing is tied to the employment relationship and must be vacated upon termination of employment.


Send your application, CV, educational and course certificates, and other relevant documents via the form here.


We do not accept applications via email.