Fellow/Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity

Suva, Fiji
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Build a legacy with us!

The USP is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. We are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The School

The School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest Schools in the University of the South Pacific and is sufficiently resources to pursue excellence in teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Computing Science, Information Systems and Mathematics. The School also offers two four years professional programmes in Computing Science: Bachelor of Networks and Security; and Bachelor of Software Engineering. These programmes are accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

The School is also offering a new Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity from last year. With the growth of this new computing science programmes the School is searching for Faculty who can join the existing , dynamic team and take the School forward in the area of Cybersecurity.

The Opportunity

The appointee will be expected to teach at all levels of courses (undergraduate and postgraduate) and a range of standard topics in the area of Cybersecurity. She/he will be based at the main Laucala campus in Fiji but will teach across all campuses in the region. The appointee will also be expected to teach evening sessions.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Cybersecurity, Computer Science or a closely related discipline with a specialisation in Cybersecurity, a relevant Masters qualification with significant relevant industry experience will also be considered;
  • Excellent English language skills (both written and oral);
  • Experience in consultancy, project work and/or curriculum development in Cybersecurity;
  • Good relevant industrial experience and some tertiary teaching experience.
  • For appointment at the Senior Fellow level, applicants must also have: Demonstrated leadership in Cybersecurity with tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with: experience in innovation and entrepreneurship informed teaching, distance and flexible learning; demonstrated excellence in teaching in a multicultural environment; and significant experience in the area of Cybersecurity.


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

Salary Range: Fellow FJ $73,689 to FJ $96,958 per annum
                        Senior Fellow FJ $99,971 to FJ $115,351 per annum

The University may pay an inducement allowance to secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

Enquiries: Dr. M. G. M. Khan, Acting Head of School, School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences, tel.: (679) 32 32507; email: khan_mg@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 25 November 2018

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 which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.