Lecturer in Ophthalmology (Ref# 187/13/16-3 I L1)

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Clinical Surgical Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess an MBBS or equivalent from a recognized university and at
least one (1) of the following specialist qualifications in Ophthalmology recognized by the
Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago and The University of the West Indies:

  • DM Ophthalmology or
  • CCT/CCST (UK) or
  • American/Canadian Board Certification in Ophthalmology or
  • FRCOphth (London), followed by three (3) years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call or
  • FRCS (Ophthal) Edinburgh/Glasgow/Ireland, followed by three (3) years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call or
  • MRCOphth, attained prior to 2008, followed by three (3) years served in the specialty at a senior level/second call

Candidates should also possess:

  • Teaching experience in the field of Ophthalmology and Optometry
  • A good record of ethical research and publications in reputable, peer – reviewed journals
  • At least one (1) year clinical experience post specialist qualification
  • Experience in clinical supervision of junior colleagues
  • Evidence of leadership skills such as mentoring juniors to achieve success, conflict resolution, time management and chairing of meetings/group sessions
  • Evidence of having used technology relevant to teaching including audiovisual aids and teaching in the virtual environment
  • Evidence of assessment knowledge (summative and formative assessment of learners)
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse medical literature and apply to clinical and professional practice

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Fellowship specialist training in a subspecialty such as Paediatric Ophthalmology, Paediatric Glaucoma, Neuro Ophthalmology, Orbits and Oculoplastics, Anterior segment
  • Postgraduate teaching experience
  • Prior success in formulating research questions, designing research methodology, collecting and analysing data
  • Prior success in the use of computer software application and statistical packages

The following would be considered assets:

  • Certificate in Medical Education
  • Master’s degree or PhD in a health related speciality
  • Evidence of prior success in attracting external research and development funding
  • Knowledge of healthcare financing, resource allocation and cost control
  • Evidence of programme or project design, development and implementation


Special Responsibilities

  • Participating in clinically oriented problem- based learning activities and Ophthalmology externship
  • Supporting university assessment and examination activities
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and coordinating undergraduate programmes in Ophthalmology and Optometry
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Guiding and supervising postgraduate research
  • Attracting external funding for research and development
  • Participating in the expansion of new educational platforms, including integration of technology and active learning
  • Demonstrating leadership and initiative in supporting the department’s assessment and accreditation efforts
  • Carrying out independent and group research and guiding and supervising student independent and group research


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 provide leadership in teaching and curriculum development
  • Possess strong patient management skills
  • Be able to work in clinical teams at the various Regional Health Authorities
  • Uphold the highest standards of practice and medical ethics
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme
  • Be able to interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Have a high level of clinical competence


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: 2023 June 18