Tuesday 31. October 2017

New Administrative Director of Teaching hired

The University of the Westfjords received 17 applications for the job of administrative director of teaching, of whom eleven were from the Westfjords and six from outside the region; eleven women and six men. Eleven applicants had a master's degree. Ten were invited for a job interview, which took place in both Reykjavík and Ísafjörður.

The selection committee decided to hire Margrét Björk Arnardóttir.

Margrét Björk is a studies- and careers-officer at Árskóli in Sauðárkrókur and has also worked as studies- and careers-officer at Hólar University and at the Lifelong learning institute for Northwest Iceland in Sauðárkrókur. At Árskóli, she heads the Olweus-programme on harassment at work and is part of the crisis committee as well as the equal rights team. She has experience in teaching and a broad experience in distance learning. Margrét Björk has a master's degree in studies- and careers-counselling from University of Iceland, as well as a degree in social counselling from Denmark. She has family ties to Ísafjörður and has, amongst other things, attended high school in Ísafjörður. She will start working at the University Centre from January onwards. 

Kristín Ósk Jónasdóttir, who has been the University Centre's administrative director of teaching for six years, will quit her job at the end of December. Kristín has been hired as specialist at the Environmental Agency (Umhverfisstofnun) as supervisor of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the very north of the Westfjords, with location in Ísafjörður.

Margrét Björk Arnardóttir is the new Administrative Director of Teaching at UW.
Margrét Björk Arnardóttir is the new Administrative Director of Teaching at UW.