5 Nov 2019


The University of the South Pacific –  Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Description

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences – WSB001

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, and offers programmes in Biology & Chemistry at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School has over 3000 full – time national, regional and international students of diverse cultures both as face-to-face and distance (blended and online) learning students. The school also has over 24 full – time academics who are actively engaged in teaching and research.

The Opportunity

The appointee at Lecturer level will contribute to teaching of degree level courses across the Biology curriculum. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of courses through different modes of delivery. The appointee will be expected to successfully attract some research grants (including externally) in the thematic area of research and support the Faculty and University mission and goals as set out in the University Strategic Plan. The appointee will also assist in other task as and when assigned by the Head of School. Please note that there is a provision to transfer campuses on demand. The incumbent 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 this position, applicants must have: PhD in Biology and normally 4 years of tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; preferences will be given to those who already possess a teaching qualification and Postgraduate Certificate Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent; good research publications in ranked journals; ability to teach a range of standard topics; excellent English written and oral communication skills.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
Salary Range:
Lecturer VUV $4,893,894 – VUV $6,439,335 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

Enquiries: Professor Surendra Prasad, Head of School, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, tel: (679) 32 32416; email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2019

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 https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information, send enquiries by email to Human Resources Office, ph: (679) 3232072; email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Full details of positions vacant are available at https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj
All enquiries are to be directed to: [email protected]


Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 30 days.

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