Lecturer in Economics

Suva, Fiji
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


School of Economics

Recruiting for Excellence

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

We have over 28,000 students, spread over 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. With a six-year strategic plan we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great leaders to achieve them.

The School

The School of Economics is one of the largest in the Faculty of Business and Economics. It teaches both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The school contributes to research excellence and provides advice on important economic and social issues facing regional Governments and other stakeholders.

The Opportunity

The appointee will teach undergraduate courses in Economics. She/he will contribute to building a stronger research profile of the School. The appointee will also work with other regional and international organisations, engage in consultancy services and contribute to the School’s annual work plan and the University’s Strategic plan.  The successful candidate is expected to publish in high quality journals.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Economics from a recognised University;
  • Good relevant teaching experience at undergraduate/post graduate levels and/or relevant field experience;
  • A good record of internationally recognisedresearch and publicationsin Economics;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


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: Josephine Singh, School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics; tel.: (679) 3232547; email: singh_j@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 20 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.