University of the South Pacific
Applications are invited from suitably qualified people for the position of Assistant Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education. Social Work at USP focuses on social work, community development and social policy practice. We are looking for a dynamic inspirational team player who is committed to strengths-based, culturally appropriate and gender sensitive practice in the Pacific and who values social and ecological justice, have experience in coordinating and supervision of student field placements.
The appointee will have experience in coordinating and supervision of student field placements, be responsible for teaching, administering and developing course modules for delivery in blended mode and using flipped classroom pedagogies. We also seek candidates who have experiences working with disadvantaged group members and/or people of color.
The successful candidates will also be offered a PhD scholarship as part of a partnership with Western Sydney University, Australia. The PhD scholarship applicant must have a Masters qualification in Social Work and or in a relevant discipline. The PhD scholarship area of study will primarily focus on contributing to policies that will acknowledge and foreground the ways in which traditional knowledge's and practices can be incorporated within a system of care. The applicants will be exploring either the field of Child protection or work with Aging population.
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:
- A recent (within 3 years) PhD and at least one ranked publication. OR in exceptional cases candidates with Masters Qualification in a relevant discipline & QoR threshold of meeting performance expectation of a Lecturer AND some year relevant Tertiary Teaching experience and Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) or equivalent;
- Be a registered social or community development worker or hold a qualification in social work or community development and have professional experience that could be recognised for registration as a professional social or community development worker;
- The application must have experience in coordinating and supervision of student field placements; and
- The position is reserved for citizens of USP member countries.
<p> Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Experience in coordinating and supervision of student field placements in the Pacific;
- Eligible for registration as a social worker or community worker; and
- Tertiary Teaching experience.
How to Apply
Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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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