Lecturer, Literatures in English

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Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Literatures in English or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • A sound record of teaching Literatures in English at tertiary level
  • A good record of research and publications in peer-reviewed journals in Literatures in English
  • Expertise in Caribbean literature plus at least one of the following areas:
  • Other areas of postcolonial literature, such as African, South Asian etc.
  • North American literature 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • An undergraduate degree in Literatures in English from a recognized university
  • Experience in teaching postgraduate courses and supervising Master’s and doctoral students 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Experience in supervising Creative Writing students and examining their projects (MFA)
  • Experience in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary teaching and research
  • Proficiency in Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, and/or creative non-fiction)
  • Proficiency in Digital Humanities

Special Responsibilities 

  • Researching and high-quality publishing
  • Teaching a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Literatures in English
  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects
  • Assessing and examining student work
  • Serving on committees at the Department, Faculty, and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and/or programmes
  • Advising undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Engaging in community outreach initiatives
  • Contributing to the administrative functioning of the Department, and to the cultural and intellectual life of the University
  • Collaborating with colleagues in teaching, administration and research projects 

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: 

  • Have a flexible and committed disposition to all work-related tasks
  • Have excellent time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Have a student-centred and student-focused disposition
  • Have an interdisciplinary/collaborative approach to teaching and/or research
  • Be detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Be willing to work collaboratively toward common goals 

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 August 07

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