[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Lecturer in Education - Teaching of Social Sciences (Sociology and History)

Faculty: Humanities & Education
School of Education

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

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in
Education, Sociology of Education or a closely related field with a Postgraduate Diploma in
Education in the Teaching of Social Sciences.

Candidates should also possess:

  • At least five (5) years’ teaching experience in the Social Sciences in a higher education environment
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in the use of online teaching methods (e.g. Zoom)

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Sociology, Business or a closely related field
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in graduate teaching and supervision

The following would be considered assets:

  • Formal training in qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Prior success in the teaching of multi-variate quantitative research methods (e.g. logistic regression or structural equation modeling) or qualitative research methods (e.g. case studies and grounded theory)

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching in the Diploma in Education programme
  • Teaching research methods courses at the Master’s level
  • Assessing and examining student work
  • Supervising graduate research projects
  • Serving on committees at the Department, Faculty, and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Advising postgraduate students
  • Engaging in community outreach initiatives
  • Contributing to the administrative functioning of the Department, and to the cultural and intellectual life of the University
  • Collaborating with colleagues in teaching, administration and research projects
  • Committing to the vision, mission and values of the School of Education


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.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Education programme is delivered via strong team-based activity.
Candidates should therefore also:

  • Possess enthusiasm for teaching and research
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership
  • Have a student-centred and student-focused disposition
  • Be detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Be open to interdisciplinary approaches
  • Have excellent time management skills


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