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Faculty: Medical Sciences
Basic Veterinary Sciences

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

The successful candidate must possess a DVM, PhD or equivalent postgraduate degree in Veterinary Toxicology or Veterinary Pharmacology from a recognized university. The candidate should also have considerable postgraduate research and teaching experience at university level with an acceptable level of research and other creative output as evidenced by recent publications in peer reviewed journals.

Further consideration will be given to candidates who possess a history contributing to high quality veterinary and postgraduate education.


Special Responsibilities
  • Teaching in other areas of Toxicology outside of expertise;
  • Lecturing in the Faculty of Food and Agriculture and Faculty of Medical Sciences programmes;
  • Contributing significantly to the development of interdisciplinary Pre-Clinical courses for the DVM programme;
  • Establishing linkages in both public and private sectors in the Caribbean region in support of teaching and research programmes;
  • Providing technical and scientific support to the Agricultural Sector;
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary research among related disciplines especially in the area of Animal Science;
  • Coordinating and overseeing research and teaching in the Veterinary Toxicology and Veterinary Pharmacology programme and directing postgraduate students in this area;


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:


  • Guide undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Participate in Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Have a track record of, or strong potential for attracting extramural funding
  • Relate well with colleagues and support staff
  • Be student-centered
  • Have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent and group research



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.