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Faculty: Medical Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, November 05, 2017
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess:


  • A Ph.D. in Optometry




  • A professional doctorate such as an OD or MD



Considerable experience teaching in the field of Optometry or expertise in one or more of the following areas:


  • Visual Science/Visual Optics
  • Public Health/Primary Eye Care
  • Binocular Vision
  • Low Vision
  • Management of Ocular Disease


A strong record of research and publication would also be an asset.              


Special Responsibilities


  • Working closely with staff in the Faculty of Medical Sciences in providing quality leadership in teaching and curriculum development
  • Teaching undergraduate students
  • Undertaking Clinical supervision 
  • Participating in clinically oriented problem-based learning activities and Optometry externship
  • Supporting University assessment and examination activities
  • Conducting impactful research and publications



Personal Attributes 

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


  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Possess strong interpersonal and patient management skills
  • Possess the ability to relate well with colleagues and support staff and take on any responsibilities incumbent with the post



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.