Lecturer in Economics

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD, which should be in Economics or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally, at least three (3) years teaching experience in two or more of the following areas:
  • Economic Statistics
  • Matrix Algebra and Calculus
  • Monetary Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer reviewed journals
  • Experience in online delivery of courses and use of educational technology
  • Research expertise in Monetary Economics

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Postgraduate teaching experience in at least one (1) of the following areas:
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Experience in course creation and development
  • Experience in engaging in community outreach activities
  • Experience in the supervision of students at the postgraduate level 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Certificate in university teaching and learning
  • Proficiency in teaching with diverse instructional methods including face-to-face, blended learning and online
  • Evidence of prior success in assessing research and instructional programmes and in reviewing students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives and strategies

Special Responsibilities 

  • Supervising the MSc, MPhil and PhD students
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Coordinating undergraduate programmes and providing academic advising and supervision for undergraduate students
  • Providing advice, guidance and supervision for postgraduate research
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Attracting external research and development funding
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Establishing research programmes that lead to publications in refereed journals
  • Contributing to the development of the Department’s curriculum
  • Collaborating locally, regionally and internationally with colleagues in research and cocurricular activities
  • Participating in Departmental and Faculty seminars
  • Supporting the outreach profile and engaging in the outreach activities of the Department 

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 work well in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Have an interest in interacting with the national and regional community
  • Be committed to developing and expanding the Department’s outreach and research profile
  • Be able to complement the Department’s research agenda
  • Have a student-centred and student-focused disposition
  • Have an interdisciplinary/collaborative approach to teaching and/or research 

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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