Lecturer in Physical Geography

Suva, Fiji
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment

Build a legacy with us! 

The University of the South Pacific is a regional University supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries - Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The USP recognises the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. With a five-year strategic plan we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them.

The School

The location of the University within the world’s greatest ocean offers a unique opportunity for work in some of the most stunning environments on Earth. The nations of the Pacific and its rim are set to dictate global destiny in the 21st century. We believe that the School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment is ideally placed to tackle the resultant economic, social and environmental issues and to answer the questions of the Pacific Century. For more information visit http://www.usp.a.cfj/index.php?id=geography

The Opportunity

The University of the South Pacific seeks to fill the position of Lecturer in Physical Geography. The appointee will be experienced in the breadth of physical geography, including a solid understanding of processes of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere.

The appointee will teach undergraduate courses in Physical Geography, develop research in his/her area of expertise and apply for external research funding, undertake administrative tasks as required by the School, Faculty and University.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • PhD in Geography or a cognate discipline;
  • Expertise in one or more sub disciplines within Physical Geography;
  • Formal tertiary teaching qualifications or a record of teaching excellence;
  • A strong publications record in international refereed journals.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working and/or teaching in developing countries;
  • Experience in Distance Teaching and Flexible Learning;
  • Disciplinary expertise in geomorphology, hydrology, or climatology.


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 $88,144 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. Naohiro Nakamura; tel.: (679) 32 31734; email: nakamura_n@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications:6 May 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.