Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Literature

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

School of Language, Arts and 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 School of Language, Arts and Media at the University of the South Pacific is seeking to appoint a motivated, experienced and talented individual who can make a significant contribution to research and teaching within the field of Literature, with preferred expertise in Global Literatures in English, including Pacific Literature, and Literary/Critical Theory.

The Person We Seek

For appointment at the Lecturer level, the applicant must have a PhD in a relevant discipline; meet the Quality of Research (QoR) expectations at the Lecturer level; and possess approximately four years of teaching experience in the tertiary sector. Preference will be given to those candidates who possess a formal teaching qualification or Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent.  

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level, the applicant must have a PhD in a relevant discipline; a  formal tertiary teaching qualification or extensive teaching experience in the  tertiary sector; a strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals or equivalent outlets commensurate with the applicant’s career stage; a focused personal research plan which determines clear and achievable publication goals; and an evidence-based record of effective teaching and research supervision commensurate with the level of appointment.

Preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching experience in a relevant discipline.


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
Senior Lecturer FJ $99,971 to FJ $115,351 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.