Monday, November 30, 2015

Lecturer, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Assistant Lecturer/ Lecturer in Physics 
School of Engineering and Physics - FPH006 

Build a legacy with us! 
The USP is one of the 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 Engineering and Physics (SEP) 
The School of Engineering and Physics offers the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Physics programme provides training to suit the workforce needs of the region especially for the USP member countries. 
The Physics programme offers a BSc degree. The training focuses in the area of Renewable Energy and the Environment, Electronics and Communications and Pure Physics. Students have a choice to pursue their BSc degree in Physics as a Single Major, Double major or minor. The School also offers graduate courses in many areas of specialization in the discipline of physics. This includes Postgraduate Diploma, Masters in Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). MSc and PhD have specialist research topics which are dependent on the faculty members research interests. 

The Opportunity 
The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses both on campus and through the distance and flexible learning modes. She/he will participate in and contribute to the research and publications profile of the School. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the administrative functions of the school and to the development of new courses and programmes. 

The Person We Seek 
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:
  • A good first degree and a Master's degree in Physics
  • A formal tertiary teaching qualification or an aggregate of 12 months tertiary teaching experience.
For appointment at the Lecturer level, applicants must have:
  • A PhD in Physics with relevant tertiary teaching experience and a good publications record.
Preference will be given to applicants with:
  • A demonstrated ability in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Renewable Energy, Electronics and Communications, Electromagnetism and Environmental Physics.
  • Some working knowledge of the Pacific
The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement. 

Salary Range: Assistant Lecturer FJD $54, 195 to FJD $ 65, 034 per annum 
Lecturer FJD $66, 990 to FJD $ 88, 144 per annum 

Enquiries: Professor Maurizio Cirrincione tel.: (679) 32 32419 email: 

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2016 

How to Apply 
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University's online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: or Manual applications are no longer accepted. 

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.