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Faculty: Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Deadline Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s Studies or a related field with substantial teaching, research and publications in Gender/Women’s Studies and specialization in one or more of the following areas:


  • Feminist Theory and Methodology;
  • Gender and Sexualities;
  • Gender and Development;
  • Gender and Masculinities;
  • Gender, Science and Technology;
  • Gender and Media,
  • Feminist Economics


Candidates should also have:


  • considerable experience in teaching and curriculum development at the tertiary level
  • relevant postdoctoral research experience,
  • graduate supervision and teaching experience in Gender/Women’s Studies – with a good knowledge of the social and economic background of the region as well as an appreciation of gender issues in the Caribbean.



Special Responsibilities


  • Participating in administration, strategic planning and management of teaching, curricula development and outreach programmes
  • Teaching interdisciplinary Gender courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Supervising research work of candidates reading for M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. Degrees in Gender and Development and Interdisciplinary Gender Studies;
  • Participating in the research programmes of the IGDS;
  • Participating in activism and outreach activities of IGDS.



Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:


  • Have strong pedagogical skills in design, delivery and assessment of graduate level courses
  • Have strong coordination, management and leadership skills with a proven record of commitment to ensuring collegial staff relations
  • Have a student-centered approach to education
  • Be willing to participate in community engagement activities
  • Be able to multitask




Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.