Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Suva, Fiji
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2019
AC 15/19
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date 01-Mar-2019

Background -  

The Professorship is the pinnacle of an academic career.  A Professor will be known internationally in their field.  They will publish in high quality, peer-reviewed international journals, are likely to have edited texts or written books in their subject of study, and be on committees/editorial boards outside the University.  They will show significant academic leadership by running a research programme, which will likely involve a group of researchers, and will have collaborations outside the University and probably internationally.  Professors will demonstrate evidence of leadership in curriculum/discipline development at both a national and international level, and will be good teachers with their research informing their teaching.  A Professor will be involved in senior University Service – eg, they will sit on University committees that are responsible for issues such as staff appointments.  The Professor is a leader of the University and a leader in their specialist field.   

Person Specification:


  • PhD in the relevant field(Mechanical Engineering specialising in material engineering and Engineering Mechanics)
  • Outstanding record of research and high quality publications
  • Excellent record in the leadership and supervision of early and mid-career academic staff and postgraduate students
  • Proven record of excellence and leadership in teaching and learning including scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching 
  • Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate and teach a range of undergraduate/postgraduate units including large service classes and specialised classes.
  • Show significant academic leadership and be involved in senior university service.
  • Track record of success in securing research funding from external sources.
  • Track record of quality research supervision for higher degree postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated record or potential for writing research grants and generating research income.


  • Membership of professional relevant body 

Salary Base salary $109,716.00 plus 10% superannuation.

College/Division College of Engineering, Science & Technology
Department School of Mechanical Engineering
Location Suva - Samabula
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