Two new Dean opportunities at the University of the South Pacific - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Suva, Fiji
Close Date: 17/11/2019
REF: USPdae1019, USPdbe1019
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Two new Dean opportunities at the University of the South Pacific

Fixed Term
Suva, Fiji
Close Date: 17/11/2019
REF: USPdae1019, USPdbe1019

Dean, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education

Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Outstanding academic leadership opportunities
  • Drive quality in contemporary learning and teaching outcomes
  • Lead world class research outcomes

The Positions
The University of the South Pacific is seeking to appoint outstanding candidates to the Dean positions within the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education and the Faculty of Business and Economics.  These key positions offer the opportunity to drive planning, performance and engagement in the unique setting of the Pacific islands, enriching student experience and driving quality outcomes in their education.
Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Deans provide academic and administrative leadership to their Faculty to achieve the objectives of the University’s Strategic Plan and support the Vice-Chancellor and President in the management and leadership of the University.
The successful candidates will bring outstanding leadership with an innovative mindset.  A proven ability to foster effective relationships with stakeholders within the University and in the wider Pacific community and internationally will be essential.  In addition, the candidates must demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.  With creative and innovative strategies in teaching and learning, and a commitment to research excellence, the appointees will bring a proven Professorial level academic standing, with a PhD in a relevant discipline.  An alignment with the University’s values and its commitment to diversity and sustainability is essential.
The Organisation
The University of the South Pacific (USP) serves the Pacific Islands region in and through its 14 campuses in 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, and maintains a strong regional presence.
USP is a modern, forward–looking, multi-modal institution of learning with a large number of students studying by distance mode, increasing access to face-to-face teaching at the regional campuses and the provision of summer schools.  USP has an exciting future at the forefront of information technologies with its satellite communications network, USPNet and extensive computer networks.  With over 32,000 registered students from 56 nations and 2,000 staff, USP is increasingly involved in development-oriented consultancy and training throughout the Pacific islands region.
The University will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful applicant.  Each position will be available for a term of five years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
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For a confidential discussion, please call Andrew Norton of Fisher Leadership (Australia/NZ/Asia/Oceania) on +61 1300 347 437 or Ben Tucker of Minerva Executive Search (Europe/MEA/Americas) on +44 20 3714 0961.
To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’, quoting the relevant reference: USPdae1019 (Faculty of Arts, Law and Education) or USPbde1019 (Faculty of Business and Economics).

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