Assistant Lecturer in Law

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University of the South Pacific
  • Post Date: January 19, 2022
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Ref No: TBD001

The Opportunity
The Law Discipline is seeking appointment of one staff to its Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) program. Teaching may be conducted both face-to-face and on-line mode. The position will be based at Tonga Campus in Tonga.

An Assistant Lecturer in Law (PDLP) in addition to teaching responsibilities will also assist with academic consultation and counseling of students. Teaching will be conducted in both face-to-face and on-line mode. The Appointee will be expected to contribute to good administration of the School in Tonga.

The Person We Seek
To be considered for any of this position, applicants must have:
– Masters in Law ;
– Substantial experience in legal practice in Tongan jurisdiction;
– Knowledge of law of Pacific Island jurisdictions;
– Sufficient Professional Legal experience as a litigator and some experience in management of a Law Office.
– Citizenship of a USP member country.

Preference will be given to applicants with:
– Postgraduate certificate in tertiary teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent;
– A record of publications.

Enquiries and further information: Ms. Anuleshni Neelta – Acting Director PLT Programmes , ph: +679 32 321977; fax: ; email:

This position is available for a fixed term period of one year.
Salary Range: Assistant Lecturer: TOP $ 63,123 to TOP 75,200 per annum

How to Apply

Application to be sent to:

Application should be clearly marked as “Vacancy – Position Reference Number, Position Title”.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website ( under Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

Closing date for applications 01 May 2022

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