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USP: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Affairs (Re-advertisement)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Affairs (Re-advertisement)

School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)

Social Sciences & Development Studies– LBD014

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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. 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 Opportunity

The University invites suitably qualified applicants for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Affairs in the School of Law and Social Sciences. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in politics and international affairs, in the face to face and online modes. Development of online postgraduate courses will be required. She/he will be expected to undertake research and generate outputs including publications in ranked journals. Postgraduate supervision is also expected as well as some administration within the School.

The appointee must have research publications that meet the University’s Quality of Research criteria at the appropriate academic level.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for any of these positions, applicants must have:

For the appointment at Lecturer Level;

  • A PhD in relevant field (Political science, International Relations, or related discipline) from a recognized University and at least 4 years tertiary teaching experience;
  • Good research profile and strong publication record;
  • Some administrative experience.

For the appointment at Senior Lecturer Level;

  • A PhD in the relevant field (Political science, International Relations, or related discipline) with a formal tertiary teaching qualification and significant (at least 10 years) tertiary teaching experience;
  • Good research profile and strong publication record.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent;
  • Experience in researching/analyzing political and international issues in the Pacific Island region;
  • Experience developing and teaching courses in distance/ on-line mode.

Remuneration

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

Salary Range:

FJ $ 73,689 to FJ $ 96,958 per annum.
FJ $ 99,971 to FJ $ 115,351 per annum.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Sandra Tarte – Acting Head, School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS) Email: sandra.tarte@usp.ac.fj Phone: +679 32 32577

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 3 October 2021

How to Apply

Application to be sent to: vacancies@usp.ac.fj

Application should be clearly marked as “Vacancy – Position Reference Number, Position Title”.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website (www.usp.ac.fj) under Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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