Lecturer in Journalism

Suva, Fiji
Oct 16, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 17, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


School of Language, Arts & Media 

Build a legacy with us! 

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of only two regional universities in the world. We are the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The USP recognises the importance of research activity in the Pacific region and provides incentives to encourage high-quality research outcomes.

The Opportunity

The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester, including radio and television, and contribute to the research profile of the School and the Faculty through generating high-quality publications. It is expected that the appointee will bear some administrative responsibility as determined by the discipline coordinator.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Journalism, Media and/or Communication Studies;
  • Quality of Research (QoR) expectations at the Lecturer level;
  • Four years of tertiary teaching experience;
  • A record of teaching excellence and experience in postgraduate supervision;
  • Sound knowledge of emerging digital media technologies in radio, television and the web;
  • Some understanding of the South Pacific region;
  • Familiarity with software such as Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut Pro X, and any other radio and television broadcast software;
  • Relevant expertise in website design; and
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in distance and online education.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A formal certificate in tertiary teaching or equivalent;
  • A strong research profile in Journalism, Media and/or Communication Studies;
  • Relevant expertise in curriculum and instructional design and online education; and
  • Experience in field journalism and ability to work with actors in the industry.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Lecturer FJ $73,689 to FJ $96,958 per annum

Enquiries: Professor Sudesh Mishra; School of Language, Arts & Media; Email: sudesh.mishra@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 17 November 2019

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.