Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

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Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering or a closely related field, with focuses in Multiphase Flow and Thermodynamics. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience
  • Research in the area of expertise and supervision of student projects
  • A minimum of three (3) publications in high-impact, peer reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in Multiphase Flow and Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Qualifications and proficiency in Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Experience in the teaching and supervision of student design and research projects at the MSc level

The following would be considered assets:

  • Industry experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Biochemical Engineering

Special Responsibilities 

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemical Engineering
  • Supervising postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects
  • 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 self-motivated and capable of mentoring and motivating students
  • Develop students’ appreciation and passion for the study of Chemical Engineering
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme
  • Have links with stakeholders (industry and universities) 

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. 

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 November 13    

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