Prospective Staff

Assistant Lecturer/ Lecturer in History
School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS) , Social Sciences & Development Studies - LLS017
The Opportunity

The appointee will design, create, co-ordinate and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The standard annual teaching load is four courses. She/He will build or continue to maintain a strong track record of research publications. She/he will contribute to the History team through active engagement in teaching and administration, community service across the USP’s region, and contributions to historical scholarship. Appointees to the position of Lecturer will supervise Masters and PhD students
The appointee must have research publications that meet the University’s Quality of Research criteria at the appropriate academic level.

The Person We Seek
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

For the appointment at Assistant Lecturer Level;
- A postgraduate degree (Masters/PhD) in a relevant discipline; or
- In exceptional cases, to meet particular disciplinary requirements in line with international standards, a relevant postgraduate qualification or professional qualification with relevant industry or research experience;
- Other Minimum Qualification Requirements may be stipulated according to particular disciplinary requirements, following international standards;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop, co-ordinate and teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
- A strong research profile and publication agenda (commensurate with the ranks applied for);
- Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrative familiarity with and knowledge of the Pacific Region; and
- Citizenship of a USP member country.

For the appointment at Lecturer Level;
- A PhD in the relevant discipline with relevant tertiary teaching and/or research experience; or
- In exceptional cases, a Master’s degree or professional qualification with relevant teaching experience or relevant industry/professional experience or a significant research profile.
- Other Minimum Qualification Requirements may be stipulated according to particular disciplinary requirements, following international standards;
- Ability to attract and supervise research students.
Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Postgraduate certificate in tertiary teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent;
- Experience in creating and/or teaching online courses and with familiarity with online course design and pedagogy.
Enquiries and further information: Associate Professor Sandra Tarte - Acting Head, School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS) , ph: +679 32 32577; fax: ; email:

The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement, subject to successful performance outcomes.
Salary Range:
FJ $57,988 to FJ $69,586 per annum
FJ $73,689 to FJ $96,958 per annum

How to Apply

Application to be sent to:

Application should be clearly marked as “Vacancy – Position Reference Number, Position Title”.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website ( under Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

Closing date for applications 07 November 2021


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