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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University of the South Pacific

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2018
Title Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University University of the South Pacific More About This Institution...
Suva, Fiji
Application Deadline Dec. 16, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Senior Lecturer
  • Psychology - General

Build a legacy with us!

The University of the South Pacific is one of only three regional universities in the world. We are 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.

The School of Social Science is compound of four major disciplines including Psychology, Social Work, History and Sociology. We are presently involved in a period of growth and restructuring to create a "culture of research and teaching excellence". We have added faculty who have excellent publication records in additional to exemplary teaching records. Specifically, they have published in top research journals and have had their research featured in major news outlets such as Times, the Washington Post, and CNN.
The University of the South Pacific is seeking a lecturer/ Senior lecturer in the area of Psychology. The idea candidate would have experience in teaching Research Methods and Cognitive Psychology. The appointee will be responsible for teaching, supervising postgraduate students, and conducting research in scholarly publications.

The Opportunity

School of Social Science is seeking a Lecture/ Senior Lecturer in the area of Psychology. The appointee will contribute to the development and growth of a graduate program in clinical psychology. The appointee will plan, teach and coordinate courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The appointee will supervise Post-graduate, Masters and/ or PhD level students. She/he will establish and/ or continue a strong programme of
research and deliver high standards of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of Psychology.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

- A PhD qualification in Clinical or Counseling psychology;
- A good record of teaching excellence at the University level;
- Experience in teaching Research Methods and Cognitive Psychology;
- An good record of peer-reviewed academic publications.

For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level, appointees must also have: Extensive experience in clinical or counselling psychology (preferably licensed).

Preference will be given to applicants with:
- For appointees at the Senior Lecturer level, the candidates to have extensive teaching experience at the University level with significant scholarly and professional achievement and knowledge of the Pacific Region.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Lecturer FJ $73,689 to FJ $96,958 per annum Senior Lecturer FJ $99,971 to FJ $115,351 per annum

Enquiries: Dr James Johnsons, SOSS, tel.: (679) 32 2506; email;

Closing date for applications: 16 December, 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.

  • The USP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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