Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Educational Assessment and Evaluation

University of the South Pacific - Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, School of Education

Recruiting for Excellence
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 School                                                           
The School of Education is the leading pre-service and in-service teacher education institution of excellence within the Pacific region. It upholds quality learning and teaching, and provides quality educational services as well as professional development programs. The School of Education is entering a new and exciting phase of development and is seeking experienced and dynamic individuals to join us. 

The Opportunity 
In this role, you will teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, teach and conduct research and consultancies on Assessment and Evaluation and contribute to other education courses. You will also supervise postgraduate projects and thesis students. You will be expected to provide academic leadership in program evaluation, staff development training in various aspects of assessment at both school and institutional levels.

The Person We Seek 
The appointment is at the Associate Professor /Senior Lecturer level. To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD qualification in Educational Assessment and Evaluation with strong evaluation skills;
  • Extensive tertiary teaching experience and supervision of research students;
  • A very good research and publications record;
  • A strong quantitative research background.
  • Formal tertiary teaching qualification or significant (normally 10 years) relevant tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in teacher education, flexible learning delivery, ICT integration and good research and publication record. She/he must be self-motivated, a team player and committed to the organization. Cultural competency and working knowledge of the Pacific Island region will be an advantage.

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

Salary Range: Senior Lecturer FJ $90 882 to FJ $104 865 per annum 
Associate Professor FJ $111 229 to FJ $125 133 per annum
                        
The University may pay an inducement allowance to secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

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. Educational opportunities are also provided for the appointee’s family to study at the University of the South Pacific at a substantial discount.

Enquiries: Professor Govinda Lingam, tel.: (679) 32 32252; email: govinda.lingam@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 11 December 2016

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 www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted. 

Please include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and three reference names and contacts, one of which must be your current or most recent direct professional supervisor.

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