Senior Lecturer in Crop Science (Re-advertise)

$150,898 - $174,114 yearly
  • The University of the South Pacific (USP)
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Nov 20, 2019
Contract Teaching, Education & Training

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required


Position Number:


Position Title:

Senior Lecturer in Crop Science (Re-advertise)  

Employee Class:

Senior Staff  


Senior Lecturer  





Faculty of Business & Economics  


1111-School of Agriculture & Food Tech  


Samoa - Alafua Campus  

Reports To:

Dean FBE  

Supervised by:

Acting Head of School of Agriculture & Food Technology  



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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. We are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.  

Nature and Scope:

The Opportunity

The lecturer is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the University and to carry out activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

The successful applicant will teach the Undergraduate (degree) and Postgraduate level courses in Crop Physiology and Plant Breeding by both face to face and distance learning modes (on-line) in Samoa at the USP Alafua Campus. As part of his/her role, he/she will supervise students' practical work and student's research in Crop Science (final year, MSc and PhD).  

Key Results Area:
(For Advertisement)

Other duties include but are not limited to:

Conducting tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions and lab sessions;
- Involvement in professional activities like the initiation and development of courses and instructional materials in Crop Physiology and Plant Breeding;
- Lead the Crops Section in inter-discipline research within the School of Agriculture and promote inter-faculty research within the University;
- Maintain Quality of Teaching and Research in the Crops Science Section;
- Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, marking and assessment, subject or course coordination, academic consultation with students;
- Conduct of individual and/or collaborative research; and
- Strengthening of his/her publication record in international refereed journals.  

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

- A PhD and Master's degree in Crop Physiology or plant breeding with undergraduate Degree in Agriculture, with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification and significant (normally 10 years) tertiary teaching experience in Crop Physiology and Plant Breeding;
- Extensive experience to conduct research in Crop Science in the South Pacific; and
- Good presentation and communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

- Experience in teaching statistics and experimental designs is a bonus;
- Ability to teach and carry out teaching and research in Crop Physiology and Plant Breeding;
- Good experience in the use of equipment of Crop Science experimentation;
- Good knowledge of statistics and experimental designs;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
- Experience in teaching by the distance (on-line) mode.  

Salary Range:

WST $150,898 to WST $174,114 per annum  

Length of Contract:

5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement  

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