Doctoral students can sign a contract with a university and start teaching and doing research for money. After completing a degree, you can stay to work at the university as a teacher or researcher if it has open vacancies.
In Iceland, there are three levels of academic careers: Lektor
. Usually, young teachers come to the university for the position of a lecturer and then, if they prove their professionalism, they grow up to an assistant professor and professor.
The salary of a university professor in Iceland for an entry-level position is on average 41,286 USD
per year, the salary of a senior teacher is approximately 69,869 USD
. The average salary in the country for 2019 was about 54,784 USD