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Pro-Vice Chancellor Flexible Learning & Director of Centre for Flexible Learning
University of the South Pacific

  • Sep. 26, 2017
  • Oct. 1, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Student Affairs
    Teaching & Learning
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Pro-Vice Chancellor Flexible Learning & Director of Centre for Flexible Learning
Centre for Flexible Learning – LDL023

Build a Legacy with us!

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible Learning reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching & Student Services. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible Learning will also work closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and provide support to the SMT and Vice-Chancellor in implementing the University’s Strategic Plan, in relation to flexible learning, and cutting-edge, new pedagogies.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible learning will direct the University’s Flexible Learning Policy and Strategy and provide leadership in the delivery of the USP Strategic Plan goals for flexible learning programmes and innovation.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible Learning also serves as Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning. He or she is responsible for leadership of the Centre, and management of the activities and performance of its team. The appointee will coordinate the University’s focus on increasing the number of blended and online programmes offered by the University.

The Opportunity

The appointee will assist the Deputy Vice-Chancellor LTSS in implementing key areas of the University’s Strategic Plan and achieving its strategic goal objectives. A key function of this role will be providing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor LTSS with sound advice on flexible learning, in terms of policy, strategic and operational planning and quality review processes.

The appointee will have the overall responsibility for leading the development and actively monitoring the implementation of the University’s Flexible Learning Policy, Strategy, and the mainstreaming of teaching practices that enhance learning and the delivery of the University’s flexible learning programmes across the 12 nations served by USP.

The incumbent will support the Faculty Deans and Campus Directors with respect to the University Flexible Learning Plan, to better enable the USP to achieve its strategic goals and objectives, promote and enable it to facilitate excellence in learning and teaching in all Flexible Learning modes locally, regionally and internationally.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible Learning also serves as Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning and is responsible for developing it collaboratively with the Faculties and Campuses for high quality and innovative learning experiences for the region in both formal, continuing and community education and providing opportunities for staff and students to develop exemplary and innovative learning and teaching practices and skills.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

- A PhD level qualification and the achievement of the rank of Professor or Associate Professor;
- Be appointable at the Professor level;
- Be a senior academic with a strong research reputation, and have a strong publication record in a relevant area;
- Substantial relevant experience as a senior academic with excellent academic credibility, intellectual curiosity and the ability to understand the values and culture of the University and the concerns of the students;
- A track record of personal excellence in leading and managing a team of staff, preferably a team of flexible learning staff;
- Experience in promoting equality and diversity in staff/student issues;
- Ability to lead, work with and command the respect of academic communities including both staff, students and professional support staff.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

- Commitment to excellence and change;
- Outstanding personal integrity, high ethical standards and a reputation for fair and equitable treatment of others;
- Commitment to the development needs and aspirations of Pacific Island people;
- A dynamic team player who is results focused;
- Respect and sensitivity for diverse backgrounds and a multicultural environment;
- Self-motivated, confident, decisive, and innovative;
- Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and ability to resolve conflict and negotiate positive outcomes;
- Committed to promoting collaborative interdisciplinary research in Flexible Learning.


The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: FJ $151, 756 to FJ $ 228, 338 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

Enquiries: Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching & Student Services, ph: (679) 32 32053; email:

Closing date for applications: 01 October 2017

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

  • USP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    Learning, Teaching & Student Services
    University of the South Pacific
    Laucala Campus
    Suva, Suva
  • (679) 32 32053


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