Lecturer in General Surgery

University of the West Indies - Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences


  • Specialist qualification in General Surgery recognized by the University of the West Indies, [FRCS with CCT, DM (Surgery)]
    American/Canadian Board Certification in General Surgery or equivalent 


  • Ideally one year post specialisation experience in General Surgery
  • Clinical experience in all the major sub-specialities of General Surgery
  • Teaching/Research experience in the field
  • A strong record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals, presentations and abstracts 

The successful candidate should be registerable/registered with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago 

Stronger consideration would be given to candidates who possess:

  • Fellowship in a sub-specialty such as Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Vascular, Colo-rectal, Trauma and Critical Care
  • Familiarity with computer software applications and statistical packages 

Special Responsibilities

  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and coordinating undergraduate education in General Surgery
  • Fostering intra/inter Faculty/Campus teaching and research networks
  • Attracting external research and development funding 

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals 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 must also uphold the highest standards of practice and medical ethics 

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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