Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Literature

Suva, Fiji
24 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2020
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 three 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 therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output.

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 and literary/critical theory.The incumbent must have research publications that meet the University’s Quality of Research criteria at the appropriate academic level.

The Person We Seek

For appointment at the Lecturer Level: a PhD in a relevant field and normally 4 year’s tertiary teaching experience. Preferences will be given to those who already possess a teaching qualification and Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent;

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer Level: a PhD in the relevant discipline and significant (normally 10 years) tertiary teaching experience;

  • Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals and participation in conferences commensurate with the applicant’s career stage;
  • Focused personal research plan which determines clear and achievable publication and conference goals; and
  • Proven 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 the field of expertise.


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


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

Closing date for applications: 3 May 2020

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.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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