16.03.2016 11:13 Age: 5 yrs


The University of the South Pacific, including the School of Law, is inviting applications for affiliates and visitors:

'The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific region, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity. Established in 1968, USP is one of only two universities of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa. The University has campuses in all member countries. The main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. The Alafua Campus in Samoa is where the School of Agriculture and Food Technology is situated, and the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu is the location for the School of Law. The academic Schools, Institutes and Centres at the University of the South Pacific are organised into three faculties and led by Deans.

The University has set a high standard for quality in its research. Major research commitments are grouped into seven themes: Economic Growth, Regional Cooperation & Integration for Sustainable Pacific Economies; Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Government, Public Policy and Social Cohesion; Human Capacity Building & Leadership; ICT & Knowledge Economy; Pacific Cultures and Societies; Pacific Ocean & Natural Resources
The University is inviting applications from academics and researchers who wish to be affiliated with its academic departments or research institutions for at most 1 year from the date of appointment, and carry out research at USP during the duration.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must hold a PhD and have a good publication record. Preference will given to applicants who have established contact or a research collaborative arrangement with the section of the University they wish to be affiliated with.

Research Affiliates are not considered employees of USP and therefore not expected to teach or work for the University. Accordingly, they do not receive USP salary or fringe benefits. Nonetheless some privileges apply such as access to an office, certain USP facilities and the Internet, and provision of a USP email account.

Application Procedure
Please submit a covering letter with an up-to-date C.V., which indicates your area of interests and publications, and the names and contacts of three referees. In the covering letter, please indicate evidence of sufficient financial support and adequate medical insurance for the period of time you wish to hold the appointment.
Please also indicate which section of the University you plan to be affiliated with, and whether any contact has been made with the section.

 Please email your application to:

Professor Derrick Armstrong
Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and International
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva.
Fiji Islands.

Please direct all enquiries to Dr. Jito Vanualailai, Director of Research, The University of the South Pacific, ph: 323 2661, email:

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