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Deadline: 12 July 2002

Details and background on the programme on the USP journalism website, Pacific Journalism Online:

The University of the South Pacific Serving the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Journalism Studies

Ref. FJP012

The appointee will join an innovative regional journalism programme in a University making rapid communication technology developments. The programme has won a number of international awards and is about to establish a new regional journalism centre.

Applicants must have a strong practical media industry experience with a broad range of skills; specialist knowledge and teaching experience in print (and online) journalism; and a sound knowledge of new media technologies. The appointee will also be expected to conduct appropriate media research, consultancy and publication. Primary teaching responsibilities would be in the areas of print and online media; international journalism; journalism research methods; and law and ethics. A doctorate and/or other postgraduate qualifications in an appropriate media discipline are expected. Preference will be given to applicants with tertiary-level teaching (and management) experience in journalism at a recognised journalism school.

Suitably qualified applicants will be considered for the role of Programme Coordinator. A major part of this responsibility would be to provide leadership and coordinate the work of other journalism staff; liaise closely with the USP Media Centre staff providing technical and instructional support to the programme; and to build on beneficial relationships with press, online media, radio, television, news agencies, and other universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The following criteria are also desirable: experience in broadcast journalism; experience in distance education; familiarity with Pacific media cultures, politics and history; and the ability to contribute to the development of the Programme`s postgraduate courses. The programme works within a Macintosh environment.

Enquiries and further information: Dr Som Prakash, Head of Department of Literature and Language, ph: (679) 321 2683; fax: (679) 330 5053 or 331 3238; email:

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

Salary Range: Senior Lecturer Lecturer F$52 940 to F$61 085 per annum F$38 686 to F$50 902 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

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 and substantially subsidises housing for eligible candidates.

Two copies of your application, including full curriculum vitae plus certified copies of academic qualifications and transcripts must be forwarded to The Recruitment Manager, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Applicants must request three professional referees to forward signed reports (quoting reference number) to the above address by the closing date. Please note that applications and referees reports sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications 12 July 2002.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

The University website address is The department website address is

USP is a Multi-modal Distance and Flexible Learning University USP is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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