Lecturer in Adult Medicine (2 Posts)

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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Qualifications and Experience 

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

  • Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Internal Medicine 


  • Equivalent postgraduate qualification 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally, 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
  • Ideally, at least two (2) years postgraduate teaching experience
  • Successful award of grant as a Principal Investigator (PI) or member of a team
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Ideally, at least two (2) years clinical experience at the consultant level 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Subspecialty training in Internal Medicine
  • Experience in providing subspecialty service in Cardiology, Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology or Neurology 

Candidates must be registered or be able to register as a specialist in Internal Medicine with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Special Responsibilities 

  • Providing work-based clinical supervision and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising postgraduate research projects
  • Teaching of Internal Medicine for the MBBS degree and the DM Internal Medicine 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: [email protected]

Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu 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. 

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