Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Microbiology (Ref# 187-13-22 L1)

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Paraclinical Sciences

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

The successful candidate must possess a DM or equivalent or PhD, which should be in Medical

Candidates should also possess:

  • Substantial record of research and publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Considerable teaching experience, preferably in the area of Clinical/Medical Microbiology
  • Strong interest, teaching and experience in practice of Clinical/Medical Microbiology e.g. Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, Bacteriology

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Other specialist training e.g. FRCPath, ABBM, ACCM
  • Practical experience in strategic curriculum development of postgraduate programs and training for future microbiologists
  • Teaching and research experience/research advisorship

The following would be considered assets:

  • Medical qualification e.g. MBBS, MBCHB
  • Familiarity with Problem-Based Learning system
  • Experience in blended teaching and learning

Medically qualified applicants: to be able to operate as a Consultant in Microbiology in a hospital
setting, it is necessary to be registered or be able to register with the Medical Board of Trinidad &
Tobago (MBTT). Offering diagnostic and clinical consultations in Medical Microbiology to
clinicians in the ward and other health workers at any of the Government Health Institutions in the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago would be required.

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching medical students (Veterinary and Dental) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Mentoring medical students in Medical Microbiology
  • Supporting University assessment and examination activities
  • Participating in all routine Departmental activities, which includes meetings and representation in various committees of the Faculty
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Advising undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Establishing research programmes that lead to publications in refereed journals
  • Attracting external research and development funding
  • Contributing to the Department’s curriculum and advising on undergraduate and postgraduate student projects
  • Engaging in community outreach initiatives
  • Collaborating locally, regionally and internationally with colleagues in research and cocurricular activities
  • Participating in Departmental and Faculty seminars

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 collaborate with colleagues/disciplines on an ongoing basis
  • Be committed to working with Departmental research groups and students
  • Have an appreciation of the regional character of the University and of its regional responsibilities
  • Be able to work within a research team
  • Be able to expand the Department’s outreach and research profile
  • Be able to integrate theory and practice
  • Have a cross-disciplinary focus

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