Professor of Accounting

University of the South Pacific




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We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated individual to the role of Professor in the discipline of Accounting.


About the Role

The University of the South Pacific in the School of Accounting Finance and Economics, Discipline of Accounting seeks to fill the position of Professor of Accounting.


The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate, postgraduate and master level courses across the accounting curriculum, preferably in two of the following areas of financial accounting, auditing, managerial, public-sector accounting or information systems. The appointee will contribute to teaching through the distance education mode at other USP Campuses within the Pacific Islands. She/he will also be expected to contribute to the School`s postgraduate programmes, including masters and PhD supervision, enhance the  research and publications profile of the School/Discipline and contribute towards administrative functions of the School/Discipline. He/she will also contribute towards the development of new courses and programmes for the discipline. Specifically: 


The Appointee shall mainly be responsible for the following;


  • provide academic leadership and foster excellence in research, teaching and scholarly activities in the discipline;
  • assume the role of substantive Head of School/Discipline and participate in School and University services;
  • develop and administer programmes in the discipline;
  • undertake course planning, development, coordination and delivery (including online and face to face teaching);
  • academic counselling and consultation with students;
  • supervise research students to the successful completion of postgraduate programmes; and
  • conduct and publish individual and/or collaborative research.



The Person We Seek

To be considered for Professor position, applicants must have;

  • PhD in Accounting from a recognized university;
  • extensive teaching experience;
  • made a sustained and excellent contribution at international level to academic research and leadership within the relevant discipline;
  • demonstrated sustained distinction in your interdisciplinary contributions;
  • championed academic standards and freedom;
  • demonstrated excellent communication skills, and the ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff;
  • an outstanding track record in mainstream accounting research, with strong publications in high quality and impactful journals;
  • evidence of attracting external funds and/or being the principal investigator in international research projects;
  • Proven experience in successfully recruiting and supervising research students to completion.


Professor should demonstrate:


-       Excellence in teaching in a multicultural and multi-mode environment;

-       Excellent written and oral communication skills;

-       Excellence in quality and impact of accounting research.


The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.  

Salary Range: FJ $153,416 to   $165,855 per annum.

The University may offer an attractive market loading to exceptional candidates.

Enquiries: Dr. Rup Singh – Acting Head of School, School of Accounting, Finance & Economics (SAFE); ph: (679) 323 2719 email:

Closing date for applications: 28 July 2024


How to Apply


Click the Apply button to apply for this position online.

The advertisement criteria are available on our University website (  under the Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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