Assistant Lecturer in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

School of Government, Development and International Affairs – FDS022

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. The USP recognises the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output. With over 26,000 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 Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) offers interesting and regionally relevant courses and programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Leadership, Human Rights, Politics and International Affairs, Governance, Development Studies, and Diplomacy as well as Gender Studies. The school also offers the university wide second year undergraduate degree course, UU 200 Ethics and Governance. The school’s team of academic staff is very well qualified and experienced teachers committed to providing high quality and relevant courses and programmes. They are in fact amongst the best in the South Pacific region.

The Opportunity
The appointee will contribute to the teaching of the specialist courses through distance mode and some on face to face modes, mark and monitor student assessments and provide student support when needed, visit identified USP Campuses for face to face tutorials and promote the Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights (DLGHR) programme, conduct relevant research and consultancy, help to establish the Diploma as a valuable part of SGIDA’s course offerings.

The Person We Seek
The successful applicant must have completed a Master’s degree with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or an aggregate of 12 months teaching experience.
Preference will be given to applicants enrolled for a PhD in Social Sciences, Law or other relevant discipline, plus relevant teaching experience in human rights, governance and leadership and experience in distance education and/or web-based teaching.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement
Salary Range: Assistant Lecturer FJ$48,388 to FJ$58,066 per annum
(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, and provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Closing date for applications 17 January 2014

Enquiries: Ms Natasha Khan, Coordinator, Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights; ph: (679) 32 31840 fax: (679) 32 31523; email:

How to Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s on-line E-Recruitment system to view further details and apply for this position at Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; ph: (679) 32 32072; email: or

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.

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