Lecturer in Journalism

Suva, Fiji
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Language, Arts and Media

Build a legacy with us!

The University of the South Pacific is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. We are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

We have 14 campuses across 33 million square kilometers of ocean. 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. We have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them. The USP provides support for cutting edge research and innovations and has good ICT facilities and satellite links to most countries in the Region. USP offers programmes through distance and flexible learning in a variety of modes and technologies throughout USP’s 14 campuses.

The Opportunity

The primary purpose of the position is to provide teaching in broadcast and online journalism and journalism research, at the undergraduate and possibly postgraduate levels; conduct research; and carry out consultancies. The appointee will also be expected to revise/convert face-to-face courses to the online mode, mark assignments in a timely manner, advise undergraduate students in the journalism major of the BA degree, organise and manage news coverage for the student training news website and assist in the production of the student training newspaper.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Media and/or Communication;
  • Good relevant tertiary teaching experience and/or a formal tertiary teaching qualification;
  • A strong record of internationally recognised research and publications;
  • Sound knowledge of emerging digital media technologies.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge of the Pacific region and a record of teaching excellence and postgraduate supervision.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range:  Lecturer FJ $66,990 to FJ $88,144per 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.

Enquiries:Dr Shailendra Singh; tel.: (679) 32 32095; email: shailendra.singh@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 3 January 2018

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.