[Coral-List] Vacancy: Director, Institute of Marine Resources, The University of the South Pacific

Institute Of Marine Resources imr at usp.ac.fj
Mon Mar 21 19:37:08 EST 2005

Ref. IMR001

The appointee will manage and develop IMR`s teaching, training, 
research, consultancy and project management activities at Laucala 
Campus, Fiji, and will report to the Chair of the Institutes 
Coordinating Committee through the Coordinator of the Marine 
Studies Program at USP. The appointee will undertake a feasibility 
study on re-establishment of IMR in the Solomon Islands. In the 
event of a favourable finding on its re-establishment, the appointee 
will develop strategic, research and business plans, attract
sources of funding, oversee the establishment of facilities, and 
direct operations in the new Solomon Islands location. 

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area of tropical marine 
studies (coral reefs, fisheries, aquaculture, environmental or 
resource management); demonstrated capability in planning and 
programme development; the ability to develop multi-disciplinary 
teams; the ability to develop project proposals and to attract external 
funding; tertiary teaching or research experience; and good cross-
cultural experience and awareness. 

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in commercial
consulting services; experience in working in Pacific island 
countries; experience in international development assistance; 
professional research publications in a relevant area; SCUBA 
qualifications and experience, or practical skills in safe vessel 

Enquiries and further information: Dr Timothy Pickering (Acting 
ph: (679) 3212956; fax: (679) 3309494; email: imr at usp.ac.fj

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

Salary Range:
Associate Professor 
F$79 721 to F$89 686 per annum 

(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

The University may pay an inducement allowance of up to 30% to 
secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate. 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. 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, one of 
whom must be your current supervisor or immediate past supervisor 
to forward signed reports (quoting reference number) to the above 
address by the closing date. Candidates may send their application 
by email to personnel at usp.ac.fj or fax: (679) 3303437
but must send originals by normal mail in order to be considered. 
Your application must address the criteria as advertised. 

Closing date for applications 01 April 2005.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless specifically requested.

The University website address is http://www.usp.ac.fj 
The department website address is http://www.usp.ac.fj/imr

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