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QUALITY, RELEVANCE, SUSTAINABILITY
FACULTY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
The University of the South Pacific is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. With over 21,000 students around the Pacific region, we are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries;Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The Faculty (including the Institute of Applied Science) has reputable and highly active research activities in environmental chemistry and natural products chemistry. This provides a perfect chance to contribute to the development and study of organic chemistry principles which have significant importance in the South Pacific Region such as studies of soil, food and water chemistry, natural products chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry and recent advances in chromatography and spectroscopy. For more information visit: http://www.sbces.fste.usp.ac.fj/ .
Maxumise is assisting our client, the USP in recruiting a Professor in Organic Chemistry.
The Opportunity - Professor in Organic Chemistry
As Professor in Organic Chemistry, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the learning of current and future leaders of the Pacific Region. You will occasionally travel around the Pacific Islands to visit USP’s various campuses and have the prospect of acting in an advisory capacity to governments of Pacific countries and the many Non-Governmental Organisations and Projects in the Region. The Professor may also be required to take on the position of Head of School from time to time.
Responsibilities of your role include but are not limited to: Contributing to leadership and fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development in the chemistry division, the school, the faculty and the University Making a significant contribution to research in one of the two areas of environmental chemistry and natural products chemistry Providing leadership in research training, especially in the supervision of Masters and PhD research students Contributing to administrative roles in this area, such as coordination and monitoring of postgraduate studies in the School Contributing to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in chemistry, preferably in Organic Chemistry and related areas such as Environmental Chemistry or Food Chemistry, including through distance education mode at other University Campuses within the Pacific Islands, is also expected.
The Person we seek will have:
* A PhD in Organic Chemistry
* An established record of excellence in teaching and research
* Demonstrated sustained success in publishing in international journals
* A good track record at attracting and supervising high quality postgraduate research students
* Proven success at attracting external research funding
* The ability to provide high level academic leadership and act as a mentor to other staff
* Proven ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and students
Preference will be given to applicants with: Demonstrated experience in working in developing countries and/or a multicultural environment Sound leadership skills Willingness to work as a member of a dynamic team
This is a broad-banded full-time renewable appointment for 3 years. The remuneration package will be in the USP salary range for Professors: F$115,248 to F$124,592 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.
An attractive inducement allowance may be paid to attract an exceptionally qualified candidate.
How To Apply
Contact: Laisa +679 3303137
How to Apply: Email applications, with the “Professor in Organic Chemistry” in the subject to USPjobsNS@pacificrecruit.com. All applicants must supply: Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae.
Closing Date: 10th August, 2012.