Dean, Faculty of Law (Ref# 166-1 L1)

Faculty: Law

Deadline Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess an LLM/JD, with a blend of academic, research and industrial experience; proven leadership experience; a strong international scholarly reputation for legal research; demonstrated ability to lead related research within the Faculty or other similar academic environment, and to win substantial external research funding. The candidate’s records should demonstrate:

  • Outstanding teaching or research and at least fifteen (15) years related academic and professional/industrial experience as a distinguished Law professional
  • A track record of team work; grant awards; original research; distinguished, original and innovative work; high quality publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Membership of an internationally recognized professional body or Law institution
  • High output capability in Legal Analysis


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Academic and administrative leadership
  • Strong scholarly profile
  • Strong networks within the profession
  • Success in securing research funding


The following would be considered assets:

  • A PhD in Law
  • Experience in supervising Law projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels
  • Experience in course design and curriculum revision


Special Responsibilities

  • Managing the academic, administrative and budgetary affairs of the Faculty
  • Exercising academic leadership in teaching, research, general scholarship and outreach and service
  • Building strong links with the profession
  • Chairing the Board of the Faculty and being the ex officio member of all committees constituted by that Board.
  • Playing a role in the deliberations of various University/Campus Committees.


Personal Attributes

The Faculty places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly
environment. Candidates should also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A good
command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates should also:

  • Have proven academic and administrative leadership skills
  • Possess a strong scholarly profile
  • Have strong networks within the profession
  • Be successful in securing research funding


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 July 09