Professor, Structural Engineering

Suva, Fiji
09 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2019
AC 106/19
Contract Type
Full Time

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.  

The appointee will be responsible to the Dean, through the Head of Department and will be required to develop and teach Structural Engineering related units at undergraduate and post graduate level. Duties include carrying out research and consultancy activities in the areas relevant to the needs of the region, activities related to teaching such as regular review of units and programmes, upgrade of equipment and resources, development of new programmes and mentoring of junior staff and students.  Activities associated with tutorials, lecturing, exam paper preparation & marking are to be implemented according to policies and procedures.  Appointee will also be required to undertake other administrative duties as directed by the Dean of College. 

Person Specification 


  • PhD in Structural Engineering 
  • 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
  • 8 years post PhD work experience. Applicants must be aware of usage of civil engineering software. Applicants with university teaching experience will have an added advantage and also is desirable.


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

College/Division College of Engineering, Science & Technology
Department School of Building Civil
Location Suva - Samabula
Num x 1