Lecturer in Human Physiology (Ref# 187/15/4-1)

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Preclinical Sciences

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

The successful candidate must possess a PhD or equivalent from a recognized university, which
should be in Human Physiology or a closely related field.

Candidates should also possess:

  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Research expertise in Basic Medical Sciences or Translational Research
  • Specialization in any of the main areas of Physiology or in a Neuroscience related area

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in teaching Human Physiology to undergraduate students
  • At least two (2) years’ experience with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) or small group learning methods

The following will be considered assets:

  • Additional training in the medical sciences e.g. MBBS, MBChB or MD
  • Experience teaching within a medical sciences programme

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Coordinating undergraduate programmes, and providing academic advising and supervision for undergraduate students
  • Providing advice, guidance and supervision for postgraduate research
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Attracting external research and development funding
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Establishing research programmes that lead to publications in refereed journals
  • Contributing to the Department’s curriculum
  • 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 engage in team work with colleagues in teaching and research
  • Have interest in the use of virtual and online Anatomy teaching tools
  • Be familiar with Problem-based learning (PBL) or small group learning methods
  • Be able to complement the Department’s research agenda
  • Have an interest in medical education research

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