Teaching Assistant

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University of the South Pacific
  • Post Date: April 20, 2023
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Job Overview

The Opportunity

The appointees will be a highly motivated and committed individuals with excellent training and expertise in marine sciences including oceanography, marine biology, fisheries biology, geology, coral reef ecology, marine pollution, and marine spatial planning. The candidates will be responsible for providing support in classroom, laboratory, and field activities, including a three-day field trip. The main duties involve teach tutorial classes, undertake laboratory demonstration without direct supervision, organizing field trips, mark test papers, assignments and laboratory reports, and mentor undergraduate students. These positions are recruited mainly to assist with the delivery of all undergraduate marine science courses, and to provide support for specialized undergraduate courses in Marine Sciences. The appointees are also expected to provide teaching and learning support to graduating students.

General Standard

i) A Teaching Assistant is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the institution, particularly at undergraduate level and to carry out activities to develop his/her scholarly and professional expertise relevant to the profession or discipline.

ii) A Teaching Assistant is expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, and the ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.

The Person we Seek

Applicants with the following will be considered for the position must have:

  • For appointment at Band 1, a Teaching Assistant is normally expected to have completed four years of tertiary study, including at the Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science and a good first degree in marine science and/or have equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience.
  • Professional experience may include teaching experience, experience in research, experience outside tertiary education must be a competent swimmer and have the ability to identify a large variety of marine organisms.
  • For appointment at Band 2, in addition to above, a Teaching Assistant is required to have a Master’s qualification in Marine Science.
  • Must be a citizen of one of the USP member countries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Enquiries and further information:  Professor Surendra Prasad – Head of School, School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS); Tel: (679) 323-2416; email: [email protected]

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement, subject to successful performance outcomes.

Salary Range

  • Teaching Assistant Band 1 FJ $29,500 – FJ $35,859
  • Teaching Assistant Band 2 FJ $37,113 – FJ $41,148

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is: 23 April 2023

How to Apply

Click the Apply button to apply for this position online.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website (www.usp.ac.fj) 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.

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