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Ref NumberAC 70/20
Position TitleProfessor of Physical Chemistry
Closing Date07-Aug-2020
College of Engineering, Science & TechnologySchool of Pure SciencesSuva - Nabuax 1
Background The Professorship is the pinnacle of an academic career.  A Professor will be known internationally in their field.  They will publish in high quality, peer-reviewed international journals, are likely to have edited texts or written books in their subject of study, and be on committees/editorial boards outside the University.  They will show significant academic leadership by running a research programme, which will likely involve a group of researchers, and will have collaborations outside the University and probably internationally.  Professors will demonstrate evidence of leadership in curriculum/discipline development at both a national and international level, and will be good teachers with their research informing their teaching.  A Professor will be involved in senior University Service – eg, they will sit on University committees that are responsible for issues such as staff appointments.  The Professor is a leader of the University and a leader in their specialist field.
Person Specification:
• PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering 
• Outstanding record of research and high quality publications
• Strong publication record of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles) in physical chemistry 
• Excellent record in the leadership and supervision of early and mid-career academic staff and postgraduate students
• Proven record of excellence and leadership in teaching and learning including scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching 
• Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate and teach a range of undergraduate/postgraduate units including large service classes and specialised classes
• Show significant academic leadership and be involved in senior university service
• Track record of success in securing research funding from external sources
• Track record of quality research supervision for higher degree postgraduate students
• Demonstrated record or potential for writing research grants and generating research income 

• Membership of professional relevant body
• Proven experience in both fields of chemistry and chemical engineering
• Strong publication record in molecular spectroscopy
• Extensive experience in synthesizing and study reactive and unstable molecules
• Extensive research in materials science and nanomaterials
• More than 10 years in a leadership / responsibility position (e.g., Head of Department, Head of School, Head of Institute, etc)

Salary Base salary of FJ$109,716.00 plus 5% superannuation

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Application Details

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 • A covering letter of application addressing each of the criterion of the person specifications above, evidencing how your qualifications and experience meet the criteria. Guide on how to address your claims against the selection criteria can be downloaded from the link below.

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This covering letter will form the main basis for shortlisting. Failure to provide this covering letter will result in your application not being considered.

• A detailed CV and certified copies of all academic transcripts, three referees, with full contact details, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Candidate should state their relationship with each referee (e.g., line manager, former postgraduate supervisor)

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