Assistant Professor in Problem Based Learning

Suva, Fiji
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2017
AC 170/17
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date



The Assistant Professor is to teach (but not limited to) in the Problem-Based Learning academic units and other related activities required by the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program; conduct research/publish, consult, and provide general administration support to teaching within the section the staff is appointed. To conduct seminars, workshops and visits to appropriate organizations to enhance the delivery of the program. The role of the Associate Professor will involve planning and teaching programs of study, assist in program curriculum development, assessing student progress and provide advice and guidance to students, acting as a mentor where necessary to department staff members. Other duties may include assisting with the enrolment of students and the preparation of their personal study programs amongst others.


Assistant Professor will work with students in their content areas of expertise. The teaching of students will be on a one‐to‐one basis or in small group sessions. PBL Assistant Professor will provide specialized instruction in individual subject areas, answer questions on course content, and aid in the comprehension of course material. 

They must be patient and understanding, as well as be able to assist, evaluate, motivate, develop and integrate their students in learning.


A relevant Master’s degree in any clinical discipline/ health-related sciences with specialist registration and 5 years relevant work experience. 

Eligibility for registration with the Fiji Medical Council is desirable.  

Demonstrated curriculum development experience, and research/publication, and/or consultancy experience, in the relevant field is essential.

A Tertiary clinical teaching experience in a recognized formal undergraduate and /or postgraduate surgical program at a Medical training institution would be an advantage. Industrial/professional experiences or professional training experiences are necessary.  

The applicant must have experience of working as a specialist (post specialist registration) in the relevant field. Letter of conformation of good standing from the applicants Medical Council is necessary.

An Assistant Professor shall have demonstrated ability to make significant contribution to the discipline through research and /or scholarship. In research and /or scholarship and /or teaching they shall demonstrate the ability to make original contributions which expand knowledge and practice in their disciplines.


An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must be submitted online using the University’s online job applications system which can be accessed at this address: 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, therefore your submission as a complete application must include:

  • Cover letter with Job Ref. No. and Position
  • Detailed CV with at least contacts of 3 referees
  • Certified academic credentials & transcripts

Should you have any queries, please email on: 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.


College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences


Department of Medical science


Suva – Hoodless House


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