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Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

University of the West Indies - Department of Chemical Engineering

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: 173-2-15 W2

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD, which should be in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering or a closely related field, with a focus in Process Controls and Biochemical Engineering. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience
  • Research in the area of expertise and experience with supervision of student projects
  • A minimum of three (3) publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in the areas of Process Controls and Biochemical Engineering 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Qualifications in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Teaching and supervision of student design and research projects at the MSc level
  • Proficiency in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

The following would be considered assets:

  • Industry experience
  • Proficiency in Process Modeling and Simulation, and Data Analytics

 Special Responsibilities 

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemical Engineering
  • Supervising postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects and mentoring of students
  • Developing well recognized and independent research programmes capable of attracting external funding in their area of expertise
  • Engaging with local, regional and international stakeholders, other Departments and academic institutions and Faculty through collaborative research
  • Providing ongoing revision of the curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Developing professional short courses to respond to the changes within the industry specifically focusing on local and regional needs
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels

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 interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Be fluent and articulate
  • Be self-motivated and capable of mentoring and motivating students
  • Develop students’ appreciation and passion for the study of Chemical Engineering
  • Be willing to forge working relationships and meaningful engagement with external stakeholders (industry and universities).
  • Be committed to developing 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: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. 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: 2021 December 12

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