Professor in Social Science / Head of School in Social Science

  • University of the South Pacific
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time   Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Professor in Social Science / Head of School in Social Science
University of the South Pacific

The successful candidate will be overall responsible for: Governance and leadership of the School; Learning and Teaching programmes; Staff Workplan/Workload; School Budget & Finances; Student Support; Research and Internationalisation; Community Engagement; Also required to teach two courses per year in the area of expertise.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Social Sciences with expertise in either History, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Gender Studies or Pacific Policing. Tertiary teaching qualification and significant (normally 10 years) teaching experience;
  • A strong record of quality teaching;
  • An outstanding record of internationally recognised research and publication; and
  • A demonstrated capacity for academic and administrative leadership.
  • A strong interpersonal –relationship

Preference will be given applicants with:

  • Experience in teaching through flexible modes; and
  • Experience with the research in the pacific region.


Application Details




Candidates may use the UniversityÂ’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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