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Lecturer in Law

University of the West Indies - Faculty of Law

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th June 2022
Closes: 3rd July 2022
Job Ref: 166-15 I; 166-11 W2

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess: 

  • an LLM with extensive professional experience; or
  • PhD, which should be in Law or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally at least three (3) years tertiary level teaching experience in Law, with demonstrable experience teaching in a combination of at least three of the following areas: 
    • Criminal Law
    • Family Law
    • Trusts & Equity
    • Jurisprudence
    • International Taxation
    • Legal Methods & Theories
    • Property Law
    • Sustainability
    • Legal Systems 
  • A good record of research and publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Teaching experience at the postgraduate level
  • Experience in supervising research projects
  • Proficiency in teaching with diverse instructional methods including face-to-face and blended learning

Teaching qualification would be considered an asset.

Special Responsibilities 

  • Teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects/theses
  • Developing a research agenda in Law and disseminating through top-ranked published papers and conference presentations
  • Serving on Faculty and University committees
  • Attending Faculty board meetings
  • Assisting with the periodic review of the curriculum
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supporting the outreach activities of the Faculty 

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 familiar with tertiary level education in the Caribbean
  • Display leadership capabilities
  • Be committed to supporting outreach activities that promote the multifaceted and rich aspects of the programmes and activities within the Faculty of Law
  • Be self-motivated and capable of motivating students
  • Be willing to apply diverse teaching methods 

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: Extended to 2022 July 03      

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