Lecturer in Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering (Ref#173-4-23 I L1)

Faculty: Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in
Biosystems, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.


Candidates should also possess:

  • At least three (3) years teaching experience
  • At least three (3) articles in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise in the area of Field Machinery and Equipment
  • Competence in the design of Traction and Power Hydraulics systems
  • Evidence of organizing research in Biosystems Engineering


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Experience in the supervision of research projects, preferably at both the undergraduate and
  • postgraduate levels
  • Proficiency in teaching courses related to at least two (2) of the following:

             o Machine Drawing
             o Design
             o Smart Mechanisation
             o Food Engineering


The following would be considered assets:

  • Certificate in university teaching and learning
  • Industrial experience


Candidates must be registered or able to register for Chartered Engineer or Professional Engineer


Special Responsibilities

  • Leading and strengthening the research and outreach activities in the Department, in particular Bio-systems (Agricultural) Engineering
  • Supervising research students
  • Teaching Traction and Power Hydraulics, Field Machinery and/or Intelligent Machine Systems and other related Mechanical Engineering courses such as Machine Drawing/Design, Dynamics and Mechanics of Machines
  • Advising undergraduate students
  • Engaging in the delivery and development of appropriate design projects
  • Engaging in meaningful research and innovation activities


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 committed to working with various Departmental research groups and students
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Be student centred
  • Be committed to developing and able to organize the Department’s research, service and outreach in Biosystems Engineering and the Caribbean food production community


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 October 29