[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Lecturer in Avian/Exotics Medicine (Ref# 187-15-18-1 L1)

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Clinical Veterinary Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent with either of the following:
1. PhD or
2. MSc with Board certification in Avian/Exotics Medicine

Candidates should also possess:

  • At least three (3) years teaching and clinical experience in Avian/Exotics practice
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of prior success in the ability to provide clinical service to referral cases
  • Evidence of prior success in supervising personnel, hospitalized cases and managing resident animals

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Specialized training/Certificate in an area in Poultry Medicine
  • Evidence of completion of residency training programme in Avian/Exotics Medicine
  • An acceptable level of creative output (e.g. patents, grants)
  • Competence in developing curricula in Veterinary Medicine

The following would be considered assets:

  • Experience in research with extramural funding
  • Experience in postgraduate research supervision
  • Competence in teaching in related areas other than area of expertise

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate clinical medicine and contributing to pre-clinical course development
  • Participating in Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Conducting research and seeking extramural funding
  • Engaging in Veterinary School Committees and student support activities
  • Providing clinical service to referral cases
  • Supervising postgraduate research and mentoring junior faculty
  • Overseeing the welfare of:
            o Clinical cases warded at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)
            o The animals housed at the SVM
  • Supervising staff responsible for all in-house animals
  • Contributing significantly to curriculum development

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 well in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Be able to relate well with colleagues and support staff
  • Be able to engage in team work with colleagues in teaching and research
  • Be able to complement the Department’s research agenda
  • Be committed to actively and consistently contributing to 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: Extended to 2023 June 11