Assistant Professor in Biostatistics

Tamavua, Fiji
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
AC 89/18
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date



The Assistant Professor of Epidemiology is expected to make an outstanding contribution to all activities of the College and the University and plays a significant role within their discipline or profession and has attained recognition at a national and international level. The incumbent is expected to play a major role and provide leadership in teaching, research, scholarship and academic administration.

Key Responsibility:

The primary responsibility of an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics is teaching public health professionals about Biostatistics, epidemiology and various infectious diseases to assigned undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses. Additionally, the assistant professor is to serve as academic advisor to students; serve on department, school, college or university committees; engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the Department, School, College and University.  For this appointment, the assistant professor is to be engaged in curriculum development activities; supervise independent study activities, and off-campus learning such as internships or experiential learning; and to render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual's academic specialty. Perform such other related tasks and duties as assigned. The successful applicant will also need to liaise closely with local and regional Ministry of Health and regional and international health agencies, industry advisory members, government partners and industries to provide academic support for the Department of Epidemiology & Environmental Health and School of Public Health and Primary Care.

Person Specification:  


  • A PhD in Biostatistics or a PhD in Public Health or Health related discipline specializing in epidemiology and/biostatistics with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or a good relevant tertiary (normally an aggregate of four years) teaching  face to face and online teaching at PG level, curriculum development, research/publication, and consultancy in epidemiology or general public health related services
  • Strong communication and time management skills and the ability to meet objectives within set deadlines with high level inter-personal, personnel management and leadership skills.


  • Demonstrated mastery skills and application of using analytical software’s like SPSS, STATA and/or SAS
  • Demonstrated some peer reviewed publications in the area of epidemiology or public health. 
  • Demonstrated strong engagement and liaison skills related to epidemiology or Public Health in collaboration with key stakeholders locally, regionally, and other international agencies.

An Assistant Professor shall have a demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the discipline through research and/or scholarship. In research and/or scholarship and/or teaching they shall demonstrate the ability to make original contributions which expand knowledge or practice in their disciplines. 


An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must be submitted online using the University’s online job applications system which can be accessed at this address: 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, therefore your submission as a complete application must include:

  • Cover letter with Job Ref. No. and Position
  • Detailed CV with at least contacts of 3 referees
  • Certified academic credentials & transcripts

Should you have any queries, please email on: 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.


College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences


Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health