Lecturer in History

Suva, Fiji
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


School of Social Sciences

Build a legacy with us!

The USP is one of the two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South pacific. With students around the Pacific region, we are supported by 12 Pacific Island countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The School of Social Sciences is composed of four major disciplines including History, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. We are presently involved in a period of growth and restructuring to create a ‘culture of research and teaching excellence’. We have staff that have excellent publication records in addition to exemplary teaching records. The History discipline is in a growth phase and is designing new courses for face to face and online delivery across the countries in the region. History courses are structured around the theme of Pacific in the World; the World in the Pacific – with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Pacific Islands and World histories. The History team is active in the community, engaged with colleagues across the region and contributes to international historical scholarship.

We seek a scholar-educator in Pacific History with a strong publications record in addition to exemplary teaching records in face-to-face and online teaching. The appointee will contribute to the History team through active engagement in teaching and administration, community service across the USP’s region, and contributes to historical scholarship.

The Opportunity
The appointee will be responsible for:

  • Planning, teaching and coordinating courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, on face-to-face, blended and online modes;
  • Delivering a high standard of teaching;
  • Supervising thesis students at the Post-Graduate, Masters and or PhD level.
  • Maintain a strong record of research;
  • Design and develop new or existing courses.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD qualification in Pacific History or relevant discipline;
  • Good relevant tertiary teaching experience;
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision at the University level;
  • Experience in teaching online courses and familiarity with online course design and pedagogy;
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • A strong record of internationally recognised research and publications;
  • The ability work co-operatively in a term-oriented environment and evidence of this should be provided;
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the Pacific Region would be an advantage.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment in the Pacific;
  • Online course development and/or online teaching.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement. Salary is subject to the laws of Fiji

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

Enquiries: Dr. James Johnson, tel.: (679) 32 32506;James.Johnson@usp.ac.fjor Dr. Ryota Nishino at Ryota.Nishino@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 25 February 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.