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Ref NumberAC 71/20
Position TitleAssistant/Associate Professor in Internal Medicine (Re-advertised)
Closing Date21-Aug-2020
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health SciencesSchool of Medical SciencesSuvax 1
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health SciencesSchool of Medical SciencesLautoka x 1
Background The primary role of the incumbent is to teach, research/publish, consult, and provide general administration support to teaching within the section the staff is appointed, Conducts seminars, workshops and visits to appropriate organizations to enhance the delivery of the program. The role will involve planning and teaching programmes of study, assist in programme curricular development, assessing Student progress and provide advice and guidance to your Students, acting as a mentor where necessary to department staff members. Other duties may include assisting with the enrolment of Students and the preparation of their personal study programmes amongst others. The incumbent will be required to provide up to 40% of the time to the provision of clinical services to Fiji MOHMS.
An Assistant Professor has developed his/her own research and teaching interests, and is becoming known nationally for his/her work.  They will publish regularly in peer-reviewed international journals or other appropriate outlets, and are likely to have edited collections of work or meeting proceedings.  They will also have chaired sessions at, or have been part of, the organising committees of academic conferences or relevant disciplinary meetings.  They should be beginning to show Academic Leadership in their teaching and/or their research speciality and be involved in administrative duties at least at Department/School level.

An Associate Professor will be well known in their field, they will have a national profile and will likely collaborate internationally.  They are likely to have chaired sessions at international conferences and be invited to give talks at academic meetings in Fiji and overseas.  They will have a significant research/scholarship record, some of which will be in high profile international journals, or other appropriate outlets, in their field.  The Associate Professor will show significant academic leadership.  They will link their research to their teaching and develop new papers and courses inspired by their research expertise.  They must have clear evidence of good teaching performance.

Person Specification:
Assistant Professor 
• Specialist /Clinician: Masters or Fellowship in Internal Medicine with specialist registration 
• Research active
• Clinical teaching experience

• Academic leadership
• Administrative duties
• Demonstrates evidence of ongoing publications in ranked journals 

Associate Professor
• Specialist /Clinician: Masters or Fellowship in Internal Medicine with specialist registration
• 5 or more years of post-registration working experience 
• Significant research/scholarship record some of which will be in high profile international journals
• Clear evidence of good teaching performance
• Track record of success in securing research funding from external sources

• Capacity to co-ordinate and/or lead other staff
• Show significant academic leadership and be involved in senior university service

Salary An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may contact:

Name: Saleshni Kumar Email
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Application Details

All applications are to include:
 • 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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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.

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