Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Education

Tonga, Fiji
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Education 

Recruiting for Excellence 

The University of the South Pacific is one of the only two regional universities in the world. We are the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The University recognises the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output.

The School 

The School of Education at the University of the South Pacific is the largest and premier provider of teacher education in the Pacific region. It prepares early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, and also provides ongoing professional development programmes for in-service teachers and educational leaders. The School is entering a new and exciting phase of development and is seeking experienced and dynamic individuals to strengthen our activities in the regional campuses.

The Opportunity

The appointee will be required to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education at the Tonga Campus,
  • Conduct research and consultancies in Education and related areas,
  • Organise staff development workshops and provide academic leadership,
  • Supervise postgraduate projects and thesis students,
  • Lead awareness and staff development activities in schools and school communities,
  • Strengthen the activities of the School of Education at the Campus.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Education;
  • Relevant teaching experience  at secondary and/or tertiary levels and teacher education experience and research publications;
  • Experience in the supervision of research students.
  • For appointment at the Lecturer level, applicants must also have relevant tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and/or formal tertiary teaching qualifications.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge and experience in teacher education, distance education, and IT integration;
  • A good research and publications record;
  • Self-motivated, a team player, commitment to the organisation, are essential for this position;
  • Working knowledge of the South Pacific region.


The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Assistant Lecturer TOP $58,993 to TOP $70,280 per annum
                         Lecturer TOP $72,922 to TOP $95,951 per annum

Enquiries: Professor Govinda Lingam, tel.: (679) 32 32311; email: govinda.lingam@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 26 November 2017

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.