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Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

Date 2015-04-29 23:04:44 Location : Africa

Papua New Guinea University of Technology is located in the coastal industrial tropical city of Lae, Papua New Guinea's second largest city (population ~150,000). The University is the only technological university in the South Pacific island nation region. Its study programs emphasise engineering, natural sciences, information technology and business. Last year the University launched a strong self-improvement campaign to promote innovation in the context of limited existing resources.


The Department offers a four year undergraduate degree and graduate programmes in Applied Chemistry and Food Technology. The Department has 15 faculty members, 11 technical staff and 2 administrative support staff. In addition to the usual chemistry, microbiology, and food analysis laboratories for student work and research, there is also a food processing and preservation pilot plant. The Department has active applied research tradition and is looking to strengthen and consolidate its research, teaching and other academic activities.

Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Food Technology (1 Position)

The Department is seeking the services of an Associate Professor or a Senior Lecturer to teach food chemistry and microbiology at both graduate and undergraduate levels. This is a senior academic position and the candidate must have the ability to lead and have a proven commitment to research as demonstrated by publications in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. The candidate must also have the ability to routinely apply for competitive grant funding in his/her research area and develop links with relevant local industries for collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be a mature person with a PhD degree in FOOD MICROBIOLOGY from a recognized university and a minium of ten (10) years full time university teaching experience and ten (10) or more publications in learned professional journals during applicant's career.

The appointee must have the ability and experience to take a major role in the development and leadership of teaching in the department and to participate in the administration of the department, normally taking full responsibility for delegated administrative functions. He or she should have experience of successfully supervising or teaching post graduate students.

The appointee must also have the ability to routinely apply to competitive grant funding in his/her research area and develop links with relevant local industries for collaborative research. The desired commencement date for the position is February 2015.


Base Salary Range: Associate Professor K62,926 - K76,908 per annum
IMA Range : K67,205 - K86,283 per annum

Base Salary Range: Senior Lecturer K51,464 - K62,901 per annum
IMA Range : K61,338 - K74,643 per annum

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

Initial contract period is normally for three years. Benefits include a gratuity of 30% after Year 1, 35% after Year 2, and 40% in Year 3 of the contract. Modest support is available for approved research. Appointment and repatriation fares are provided for yourself and family, plus modest settling-in allowances, six weeks paid leave per year, recreation leave fares for yourself, spouse and two authorised dependants every 18 months, and education fares and assistance towards school fees for two authorised dependants. There is a salary protection plan and medical benefit scheme. Staff members are permitted to earn up to 50% of earnings annually from consultancies approved by UNITECH. Fully furnished accommodation provided.

Detailed application with curriculum vitae including certified copies of qualifications, names and addresses including email addresses, fax/phone numbers of three (3) referees including one from past/present employer, if any, and an indication of the earliest availability to take up the appointment should be received by: The Registrar, PNG University of Technology, Private Mail Bag, Lae, Papua New Guinea until it is filled. Applications may also be sent by email through: and This advertisement and further information on these positions can be found at