Vacancy: Lecturer in Pacific Church History

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is looking for a full-time lecturer for its Church History Department with specialisation on the History of the Church in the Pacific Islands. The position will be based on a potentially renewable 4 years contract starting 1st September 2019. PTC is located on the coast in Suva, Fiji. PTC’s compound has housing for students and staff and faculty, administration building, chapel, lecture rooms, library, Mission Centre and sports facilities. PTC is a short drive to Suva’s CBD, shopping centres, cinemas and churches.


Teaching and Supervision

  • Designing and Teaching courses from Certificate to BD and MTh levels. Supervision of BD(Hons) students in their final year.
  • Supervision of Year 1 MTh thesis students involving formulation of research proposals.
  • Supervision of Year 2 MTh thesis students through to their submission of thesis.
  • Supervision of PhD students.

Other Faculty Duties

  • Coordinating and facilitating Thesis Seminars for Masters and PhDs.
  • Participating in meetings of the Department, faculty, and faculty committees.
  • Departmental and College seminar participation and organising.
  • Leadership of pastoral groups.
  • Contributing to and participating in PTC community life.
  • Contributing to worship life through morning chapel services.
  • Possible participation in conferences and workshops held at PTC or the Suva area.
  • Writing courses and grading assessment for PTCEE.

Qualifications and experience


  • A suitable doctoral degree (PhD) in Church History.
  • Ability to teach and supervise in English.
  • At least two years of teaching experience in tertiary level.


  • Experience in teaching Church History and acquaintance with historical methods and academic skills.
  • Expertise in the History of the Pacific Islands and their Churches.
  • Emphasis on strengthening the Pacific indigenous perspective in history writing and interpretation according to the vision of the college.
  • Some background of postcolonial critique of history.
  • Experience of teaching and supervising students for whom English is not the first language.
  • Broad understanding and experience of the following:
  • ecumenism in the Pacific as part of the worldwide ecumenical movement.
  • diverse Pacific cultures and traditions.
  • issues in the Pacific region.
  • Willingness to work in a team and to dialogue with persons of different cultural and religious background.
  • Engagement in research in areas relevant to teaching and development needs of the college.

Remuneration and Accommodation

  • A fully furnished accommodation will be provided onsite.
  • Salary will depend on expertise and experience in consultation with the PTC Council & Executive approved annual salary scale.
  •  Office with computer/printer, etc, provided.


Applications will close 15th May 2019


Please send enquiries and applications for this position (full academic CV with contact details of at least two referees, and a covering letter) to:

The Academic Dean

Rev. Dr. Gwayaweng Kiki:


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