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Faculty: Food and Agriculture
Agric Economics & Extension

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

The successful candidate must possess a PhD. in Agricultural Extension with substantial Extension teaching at a recognized university and with specialization in one or more of the following areas:


  • Use of Mass Media in Agriculture Extension (highly desirable)
  • Agribusiness Extension
  • Farm and Home Management Extension
  • Extension Programme Planning
  • Rural Development
  • Outreach Planning and Implementation



Candidates must also have:


  • Considerable experience in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of specialization
  • A good track record of research and publications in referred international journals
  • Familiarity with Information Communication technologies which are of use for agriculture and agribusiness development
  • Experience in teaching Sustainable Agricultural Development in Tropical Countries, Agribusiness, Agricultural Finance and Agricultural Marketing
  • Familiarity with Extension Services and Extension Systems, particularly those systems from tropical countries
  • The ability to prepare audio visual and print material on matters pertaining to Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Financing and Agricultural Marketing
  • Leadership and administrative experience in a teaching/research environment



Special Responsibilities 


  • Assisting in the vision and leadership of the University’s Agricultural Extension programme
  • Contributing significantly to teaching, research and curriculum development in Extension at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Conducting applied research in areas such as agricultural extension and other related fields
  • Supervising research leading to MSc. /MPhil/PhD in the areas of specialization



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:

  • Be student centered



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.