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Lecturer in Marine Sustainable Development
The University of the South Pacific

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2018
Title Lecturer in Marine Sustainable Development
University The University of the South Pacific
Suva, Fiji
Application Deadline Nov. 4, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Marine/Freshwater Sciences

The Opportunity

The appointee will play the lead role in coordinating and delivering the marine sustainable development component of the USP PEUMP Project based in Suva, Fiji. This will involve taking responsibility for the design, coordination and delivery of new marine sustainable development undergraduate courses and programmes as identified in the needs & gap analysis and gender assessment. The incumbent will be a key player in working with other tertiary training providers in the region to enhance relationships and cooperation and ensure maximum benefits of training to the beneficiaries. The Lecturer in Marine Sustainable Development will also contribute towards the delivery of communications and visibility and project outreach activities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

- Taking responsibility for the design, coordination and delivery of new undergraduate courses and programmes in Marine Sustainable Development, and also contributing towards delivery of communications and visibility and project outreach activities;
- Design and deliver new undergraduate courses and programmes, taking into account gender, human rights and poverty alleviation considerations;
- Work closely with the Marine Sustainable Development Research Fellow and Research Assistant, other Project staff, consultants and relevant experts and stakeholders to undertake applied research in marine resource management;
- Work with key stakeholders, including other tertiary institutions and organisations in the region to enhance relationships and cooperation;
- Play a key role in the development and delivery of online e-learning activities;
- Supervise undergraduate students;
- Incorporate gender and human rights considerations into all aspects of their work.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

- A PhD in marine science, sustainable development or other field relevant to marine issues from a recognised institution;
- A strong record of internationally recognised research and publications;
- Relevant tertiary teaching and supervisory experience and/or formal tertiary teaching qualifications;
- Extensive verifiable work experience in a field of relevance to marine science and/or sustainable development.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

- Some relevant teaching or supervisory experience in the Pacific Islands region or other developing countries;
- Work experience in PACPs;
- Previous experience/familiarity with international and/or regional organisations;
- Demonstrated ability to work in the Pacific Islands in a multicultural environment;
- Practical experience of EU-funded projects or similar regional/multi-country programmes in SIDS.


The position is available for a fixed term of 3 years.

Salary Range: Lecturer FJ $73,689 to FJ $96,958 per annum

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

Enquiries: Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment; tel.: (679) 32 32069; email:

Closing date for applications: 4 November 2018

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (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.

  • USP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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