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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer in Post-Harvest Fisheries

Employer: The University of the South Pacific [USP]
Posted: June 2, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
Requisition number: FBI024

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Build a legacy with us! The 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 recognise the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output. Forty-six years old, USP is now a mid-sized university with over 27,000 students around the Pacific region. We are owned and supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The University aspires to excellence in Learning, Teaching and Student Services.

The location of The University within the world's greatest ocean offers a unique opportunity for work in some of the most stunning environments on Earth. The School of Marine Studies is an interdisciplinary School, integrating science (Marine Science Program) and social science (Marine Affairs Program). Key areas of the School include Marine Affairs, Sustainable fisheries; Aquaculture; Coral reefs & marine biodiversity, Coastal management, Atolls and small islands and Oceanic societies. The SMS also works very closely with The Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) which provides scientific and technical skills, and capacity-building, in aquaculture, marine resource assessments, marine surveying, coral reef monitoring/ database maintenance, and socio-economic analysis for fisheries and aquaculture. The focus of IMR's work is externally-funded research and consultancies on the region's marine environment and its resources. For more information visit

The Opportunity The appointee will have the opportunity to coordinate and teach post-harvest fisheries courses on campus and by Distance Learning and Flexible mode; Conduct research and postgraduate teaching and supervision, Develop and implement the Post-Harvest fisheries section business plan and supervise and manage the day to day running of the section and the movement of staff.

The Person We Seek For appointment at Assistant Lecturer level, applicants must have a Master's degree in food science or a in related discipline with a formal tertiary teaching qualification or 12 months relevant tertiary teaching experience. For appointment at Lecturer level, applicants must have a PhD in food science or in a related discipline; a good research and publication record and formal tertiary teaching qualification or good tertiary teaching experience. * For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, applicants must have a PhD in food science or in a related discipline; an excellent research and publications record with evidence of successfully have established an externally funded research program and significant . experience in tertiary teaching. For appointment at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, applicants must also submit a three page plan of their future research program and three, one page each, annotated publications highlighting the chief contribution and impact in the field of the work with evidence of citations for papers publisehed in 2012 or before.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants should also ideally have: Experience in post-harvest fisheries technology, seafood science, seafood technology; HACCP, quality assurance, economic and fish marketing and coastal fishery management; Excellent knowledge and experience in seafood canning, sashimi tuna processing, frozen fish exports, in-house quality, seafood value adding, seafood quality and safety; and Experience in teaching, at tertiary level, experience in post-harvest fisheries research and supervision of research. However, an exceptional candidate with a strong general background in food science and technology would also be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in tertiary teaching and supervision of postgraduate students, adult education, relevant published reports, technical materials and scientific papers; experience in training government, fisheries industry and communities in the South Pacific Islands countries. Good knowledge and experience with Pacific Islands Fisheries and ability to work in a multicultural environment. Remuneration The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement. Salary Range: Assistant Lecturer F$54,195 to F$65,034 per annum Lecturer F$66,990 to F$88,144 per annum Senior Lecturer F$90,882 to F$104,865 per annum 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.

This position will remain open until filled but the first round of review for applications will begin on 20 June 2014

Enquiries: Professor Ciro Rico, Professor and Head of School of Marine Studies; ph: (679) 323 2933; email:

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 Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; ph: (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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