Lecturer in Psychiatry (2 posts) [Ref#187/13/15-2 L1]

Faculty: Medical Sciences
Clinical Medical Sciences

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

The successful candidate must possess either of the following from a recognized university:

  • Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Psychiatry


  • Equivalent postgraduate qualification


Candidates should also possess:

  • At least four (4) years postgraduate experience (after graduation) from MBBS or equivalent
  • Evidence of prior success in clinical decision making and communication skills
  • Proficiency in clinical audit and research skills

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Degree or Certificate in Medical Education
  • At least two (2) years postgraduate teaching experience
  • Successful award of grant as a Principal Investigator (PI) or member of a team
  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer reviewed journals
  • At least two (2) years clinical experience at consultant level


The following would be considered assets:

  • Subspecialty training in Psychiatry
  • Experience in providing Subspecialty service


Candidates must be registered or be able to register as a specialist in Psychiatry with the Medical
Board of Trinidad and Tobago (MBTT).


Special Responsibilities

  • Providing work-based clinical supervision and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising postgraduate research projects
  • Teaching of Psychiatry for the MBBS degree and the DM Psychiatry programmes via online and face to face modes
  • Managing a Clinical Service
  • Mentoring students


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 function as a team leader
  • Uphold the highest standards of professional practice and behaviour and medical ethics
  • Have strong interest in mentoring staff
  • Be able to use online pedagogical platforms such as Zoom
  • Be able to use teaching aids such as PowerPoint presentations


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