Lecturer in Health Communication

University of the West Indies - Centre for Medical Sciences Education


  • PhD in Communication Studies or related field with a special focus on Health Communication and experiences in the use of multi-media resources in tertiary level teaching


  • Considerable experience in the area of Health Communication 

Evidence of research activity at tertiary level academic institutions is required
Experience in teaching communication to health professional students will be an advantage

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching Professionalism, Ethics and Communication in Health courses to medical sciences undergraduate students
  • Designing and organizing workshops and seminars on medical Professionalism and Ethics
  • Developing high quality multi-media teaching resources in health communication
  • Developing course manuals
  • Developing and maintaining personal scholarship in the area of communications training for health professionals
  • Servicing and attracting funding for high quality educational research programs
  • Undertaking other related activities as deemed appropriate by your head of department 

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Be innovative and action oriented
  • Have a broad based background in teaching Communication and developing multi-media resources for supporting teaching and learning
  • Have experience in script writing, storyboarding, and television production
  • Have experience working in a multidisciplinary Medical Sciences teaching environment 

Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

Deadline for application: 2017 August 31

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