Lecturer in Food & Science Technology (Ref#173 -2-6 -3 L1 - AMENDED)

Faculty: Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Deadline Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD, which should be in Food Science and Technology or a closely related field, with a focus related to Food Safety and Food Processing.

Candidates should also possess:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience
  • Research in area of expertise and experience in supervision of student research projects
  • A minimum of three (3) publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals in the field of Food Science and Technology or a closely related field
  • Proficiency in the areas of Food Safety and Food Processing

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Qualifications in Food Microbiology
  • Teaching and supervision of student research projects at the postgraduate level (MSc, MPhil and PhD)
  • Competence in Food Microbiology and Food Bioactives

The The following would be considered assets:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Expertise in food product development
  • Competence in Statistics
Special Responsibilites
  • Teaching postgraduate courses in Food Science and Technology
  • Supervising postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects
  • Developing well recognized and independent research programmes capable of attracting
  • external funding in their area of expertise
  • Engaging with local, regional and international stakeholders, other Departments and academic institutions and Faculty through collaborative research
  • Providing ongoing revision of the curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Developing professional short courses to respond to the changes within the industry
  • specifically focusing on local and regional needs
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels

Personal Attributes
The Campus 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 should also:

  • Be fluent/articulate
  • Be willing to forge working relationships and meaningful engagement with external stakeholders (industry and universities)
  • Be able to interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Be self-motivated and capable of mentoring and motivating students
  • Develop students’ appreciation and passion for the study of Food Science and Technology
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, 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 signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 2021 December 12