[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (Ref#173-2-17 L1)

Faculty: Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in
Chemical Engineering or a closely related field, with focuses in Biochemical Engineering and
Material Science.

Candidates should also possess:

  • Teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in at least two (2) of the following areas:

            o  Biochemical Engineering
            o  Material Science
            o  Sustainability
            o  Design of Experiments Methodology (RSM)


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • PhD in Biochemical Reaction Engineering
  • Teaching and supervision of student design and research projects at MSc level
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Competence in Advanced Biochemical Reaction Engineering


The following would be considered assets:

  • Industry experience
  • Evidence of prior success in obtaining research grant funding
  • Evidence of prior success in cross collaborative research
  • Good knowledge of material characterization techniques


Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemical Engineering
  • Supervising postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects and mentoring of students
  • Developing well recognized and independent research programmes capable of attracting external funding in their area of expertise
  • Engaging with local, regional and international stakeholders, other Departments and academic institutions and Faculty through collaborative research
  • Providing ongoing revision of the curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Developing professional short courses to respond to the changes within the industry specifically focusing on local and regional needs
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels


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 interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Be fluent and articulate
  • Be self-motivated and capable of mentoring and motivating students
  • Develop students’ appreciation and passion for the study of Chemical Engineering
  • Be willing to forge working relationships and meaningful engagement with external stakeholders (industry and universities).
  • Be committed to developing 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 October 15