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Deadline Date: Friday, December 22, 2017
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Qualifications and Experience

Ph.D degree from a recognized institution in one or more of the following, or related, areas:


Economics, Sociology, Social Policy, Demography, Statistics, Survey Analysis and Design


Evidence of research and scholarly activity related to areas of qualification is required.


Special Responsibilities


  • Engaging in research that will build one or more of the Institute’s research focus areas of:


Economic Growth and Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Social and Economic Measurement; Population Issues and Policy in the Caribbean; Climate Change; Disaster Management


  • Pursuing rigorous research programme
  • Teaching and supervising graduate students in the Institute’s M.Sc., M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes



Candidates are required to align training and research activities with the needs of the national and regional communities. Candidates specialising in research areas of importance to the Caribbean region may have an advantage.


Personal Attributes

The Department 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:


  • research focused
  • student centered 
  • able to interact positively with academic and support staff within the Institute and the University
  • able to interface with scholars and professionals locally, regionally and internationally 


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.