Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology

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


School of Social Sciences

Build a legacy with us!

The USP is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. With over 29,000 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 Psychology, Social Work, History, and Sociology. We are presently involved in a period of growth and restructuring to create a “culture of research and teaching excellence”.  We have added faculty who have excellent publication records in addition to exemplary teaching records. Specifically, they have published in top research journals and have had their research featured in major news outlets such as Time, The Washington Post, and CNN. 

The Opportunity

SOSS is seeking a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in the area of Psychology (area of expertise is open but we are especially interested in clinical/counseling psychologists because we are developing the first psychological practice program in the region). The appointee will be responsible for planning, teaching and coordinating courses, including research methods at the Undergraduate and Post Graduate level. The appointee will supervise Post-Graduate, Masters and/or PhD level students. He/She will establish and/or continue a strong programme of research and will deliver high standards of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of Psychology.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position applicants must have:

  • A PhD qualification in Psychology;
  • A record of good relevant teaching experience and Post Graduate supervision at the university level;
  • A solid research profile, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and books;
  • Cultural knowledge of the Pacific Region.

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you must also have a strong record of published research in top-tier journals and books with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or significant tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and have attained recognition in his or her area of specialisation in Psychology;
  • A valid license/registration to practice psychology as a clinical or counselling psychologist;
  • Excellent communication;
  • A formal tertiary teaching qualification;
  • And organisational and interpersonal skills.


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

Salary Range: Senior LecturerF$90,882 to F$104,865 per annum

                                       Lecturer         F$66,990 to F$88,144 per annum

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2018

Enquiries: Dr James Johnson, SOSS: (679)32 32506; email: james.johnson@usp.ac.fj

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.