Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Economics

Laucala, Fiji
FJ $66,990 to FJ $104,865
07 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


School of Economics, Fiji–FEC014

Recruiting for Excellence

The University of the South Pacific 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 to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage high-impact research and publications.

The USP is owned and supported by 12 Pacific Island countries. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. With a six-year strategic plan (2013-2018) we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great leaders to achieve them.

The School

The School of Economics is one of the largest in the Faculty of Business and Economics. It teaches both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The school contributes to research excellence and provides advice on important economic and social issues facing regional Governments and other stakeholders.  

The Opportunity

The appointee will teach undergraduate and post graduate courses in Microeconomics and Environment Economics. He/she will supervise post graduate research students and contribute to building a stronger research profile for the school. This person will also work with other regional and international organisations, engage in consultancy services and contribute to the School’s annual work plan and the University’s Strategic plan.The position is based at the University’s Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Economicsfrom a recognisedUniversity;
  • A proven record of successful teaching experience at the tertiary level;
  • Excellent research publications in Environment Economics.
  • For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you must have a strong record of published research in top-tier journals and books with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or significant tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Relevant research related to environment issues in the Pacific region;
  • Knowledge of the Pacific region.


The position is available for a term of3years and may be renewed by mutual agreement

Salary Range:  LecturerFJ $66,990 to FJ $88,144 per annum

Senior LecturerFJ $90,882 to FJ $104,865 per annum

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Closing date for applications: 7 May 2017

Enquiries: Josephine Singh,School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics; tel.: (679) 3232547; email: singh_js@usp.ac.fj

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj   Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj  or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted.

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.

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