Assistant Professor in Problem Based Learning

Suva, Fiji
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
AC 76/18
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date



The Assistant Professor is to teach (but not limited to) in the Problem-Based Learning academic units and other related activities required by the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program; conduct research/publish, consult, and provide general administration support to teaching within the section the staff is appointed.  To conduct seminars, workshops and visits to appropriate organizations to enhance the delivery of the program. The role of the Assistant Professor will involve planning and teaching programs of study, assist in program curriculum development, assessing student progress and provide advice and guidance to students, acting as a mentor where necessary to department staff members, review of PBL curriculum, developing new problems for PBL and new questions for the written and clinical exams. Other duties may include assisting with the enrolment of students and the preparation of their personal study programs amongst others.

Key Duties:

Assistant Professor will work with students in their content areas of expertise. The teaching of students will be on a one‐to‐one basis or in small group sessions. PBL Assistant Professor will provide specialized instruction in individual subject areas, answer questions on course content, and aid in the comprehension of course material.  They must be patient and understanding, as well as be able to assist, evaluate, motivate, develop and integrate their students in learning.

Person Specification:  

A relevant Master’s degree in any clinical discipline/ health-related sciences/medical education with 5 years of post-masters relevant work experience in PBL and a qualification in Medical Education


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


School of Medical Sciences


Suva – Hoodless House