Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy

University of the South Pacific - School of Management and Public Administration

Build a legacy with us!

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. We are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. We have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them. The USP provides support for cutting edge research and innovations and has good ICT facilities and satellite links to most countries in the Region. USP offers programmes through distance and flexible learning in a variety of modes and technologies throughout USP’s 14 campuses.

The School

The School of Management and Public Administration offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in organisational development, organisational behavior, marketing, international business, human resource management and employment relations, public administration and public policy, strategic management, new venture creation, quantitative management, and general management.

The Opportunity

The appointee will be responsible for leading the new stream in public administration and public policy, and will be required to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses both on campus and through distance and flexible learning mode; supervise Masters and PhD theses students; participate and contribute to research and publications profile of the School; and contribute to administrative functions of the School and to the development of new courses and programmes. This is an exciting new opportunity for those with relevant qualification, experience, and training in public administration and public policy.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Public Administration or Public Policy and extensive teaching experience in public administration and public policy.
  • Significant research and publications record together with a record of successful Masters and PhD thesis supervision.
  • Relevant consultancy experience.
  • Administrative and research experience.
  • A proven record of supervision of research students and academic leadership.
  • Excellent English – written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in curriculum development.

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

Salary Range: Professor FJ$129,078 to FJ$139,543 per annum.

The University may pay an inducement allowance to secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

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

Enquiries: Gloria Yam (tel.: (679) 32 32517; email:

Closing date for applications: 18 February 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.

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