Due to the commencement of a new contract to fund the Directorate in Tromsø, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is seeking a new director to lead the organization to new heights.  In more than six years of activities, APECS has evolved into the pre-eminent international and interdisciplinary organization for polar early career researchers, now comprising more than 4000 members, from 75 countries, including students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar and Alpine Regions and the cryosphere. In collaboration with international organizations, leading polar researchers, educators, and funding agencies, APECS aims to enhance career development opportunities, stimulate research collaborations, and provide effective development of future leaders in polar research, education and outreach to give a continuum of knowledge for generations to come.

The APECS Directorate is based at the University of Tromsø, Norway, in a vibrant environment with other secretariats and lots of polar researchers. The appointment will be until December 31st 2014 with the possibility of an extension. As the full-time employee of APECS, the Director is tasked with guiding the development and administration of the organization, along with overseeing and managing all APECS activities, finances and events.
For more information on APECS please visit our website (http://apecs.is) and read the collection of our activities (http://apecs.is/news-feeds/newsletter-archive) and the most recent annual report (apecs.is/2011-2012-report).

For a detailed description of the position, visit: http://www.apecs.is/news-feeds/features
For further information you can contact: APECS President Penelope Wagner,

Deadline for applications is 6 June, and must be submitted online at:http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=93928