Lecturer in Optometry (Ref# 187/13/54 L1)

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Clinical Surgical Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess:
1. a) PhD, which should be in Optometry or a closely related field OR a professional
doctorate such as OD or equivalent; and

b) One (1) year theoretical and clinical teaching experience at tertiary level in the field of
Optometry after completing post graduate degree


2. MD or equivalent OR Master’s in Optometry or equivalent with extensive professional
experience after completing post graduate degree

Candidates should also possess:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

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

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Sub Specialty Training in one or more of the following:

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

  • Good record of research and publications in peer – reviewed journals

A certificate in university teaching and learning or equivalent would be considered an asset.

Candidates must be registered or be able to be registered with the Trinidad and Tobago Opticians
Registration Council.

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
  • Supporting University assessment and examination activities
  • Conducting impactful research and publications
  • Guiding and supervising student research
  • Attracting external research and development funding

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 able to work in teams to provide leadership in teaching and curriculum development
  • Be familiar with computer software application and statistical packages
  • Possess strong patient management skills
  • Have a high level of clinical competence
  • Be able to interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders

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: 2022 October 30