Lecturer in General Surgery

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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess an MBBS, MD or equivalent.

Candidates should also possess:

  • FRCS or equivalent with one of the following or any other equivalent qualification accepted by UWI:
  • CCT
  • DM Surgery
  • American/Canadian Board Certification in General Surgery
  • Good record of research and publications in high-impact, peer – reviewed journals
  • (Ideally) at least one (1) year clinical experience post specialist qualification

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Fellowship specialist training in a subspecialty such as Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colo-rectal, Trauma and Critical Care
  • (Ideally) at least one (1) year teaching experience at the tertiary level

The following would be considered assets:

  • Certification in Medical Education
  • (Ideally) more than five (5) years’ experience with an independent practice

Candidates must be registered or be able to be registered with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and coordinating undergraduate programmes
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Guiding and supervising postgraduate research
  • Attracting external research and development funding
  • Participating in the expansion of new educational platforms, including integration of technology and active learning
  • Demonstrating leadership and initiative in supporting the department’s assessment and accreditation efforts
  • Carrying out independent and group research and guiding and supervising student independent and group research

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 in clinical teams at the various Regional Health Authorities
  • Be familiar with computer software application and statistical packages
  • Uphold the highest standards of practice and medical ethics
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme
  • Be able to interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Have a high level of clinical competence

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 October 30 

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