Lecturer in Marine Mammal and Aquatic Animal Health

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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent with either of the following:

  • PhD or
  • MSc with specialised training in Aquatic Animal Health (or equivalent.) 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally, at least three (3) years teaching and clinical experience in Marine Mammal Health and/or aquatic animal practice
  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of prior success in the ability to provide clinical service to referral cases
  • Evidence of prior success in supervising personnel, hospitalized cases and managing resident animals 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Specialized training/Certificate in an area of Aquatic Animal Health  
  • Evidence of completion of residency or other specialised training programme in Aquatic Animal Health
  • An acceptable level of creative output (e.g. patents, grants)
  • Competence in developing curricula in Veterinary Medicine 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Evidence of research with extramural funding
  • Experience in postgraduate research supervision
  • Competence in teaching in related areas other than area of expertise

Special Responsibilities 

  • Teaching undergraduate clinical medicine and contributing to pre-clinical course development
  • Participating in Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Conducting research and seeking extramural funding
  • Engaging in Veterinary School Committees and student support activities
  • Providing clinical service to referral cases
  • Supervising postgraduate research and mentoring junior faculty
  • Overseeing the welfare of:
  • Clinical cases warded at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)
  • The animals housed at the SVM
  • Supervising staff responsible for all in-house animals
  • Contributing significantly to curriculum development 

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
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Be able to relate well with colleagues and support staff
  • Be able to engage in team work with colleagues in teaching and research
  • Be able to complement the Department’s research agenda
  • Be committed to actively and consistently contributing to the Department’s outreach programme 

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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