Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • University of the South Pacific
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time   BUS: Hotel & Restaurant Management

Job Description

Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management
University of the South Pacific

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The University of the South Pacific is one of only two 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 Opportunity

The position will involve being proactive in the management, coordination, development and the delivery of our Postgraduate programmes, and in the development and delivery of new and existing courses and programmes at Undergraduate level, across the field of Tourism Management, Hospitality and Events. The School has a very good relationship with the tourism and tourism hospitality sectors, and this position will be encouraged to advance relationships with specific areas, notably in relation to the events industry and the cruise ship industries.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the teaching of a range of Tourism and Hospitality courses in the School, and will be responsible for the development, teaching and implementation of selected Postgraduate courses, to supervise Postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levels. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to research outputs and engage with industry stakeholders.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Tourism or Hospitality with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification and significant (normally 10 years) tertiary teaching experience;
  • Good research and publications record;
  • Ability to manage, coordinate and provide supervision for Postgraduate students;
  • Ability to contribute to the teaching of a range of Tourism and Hospitality courses; and
  • Experience of programmes development and new course design.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge of Tourism and Hospitality in the South Pacific;
  • Experience of writing and teaching courses in distance and flexible learning;
  • Experience of teaching and research in Sustainable Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Event Management,
  • Cruise ship Tourism and Hospitality Management strategy;
  • Experience of teaching and developing Postgraduate course in tourism and hospitality Industry/ private sector experience.


Application Details

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.

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