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Lecturer in Child Health

University of the West Indies - Paraclinical Sciences

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th January 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 187/13/75 I

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a Doctor of Medicine (DM), which should be in Paediatrics or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally, at least four (4) years clinical experience (after MBBS)
  • A track record of skills acquired in the following areas:
  • Clinical decision making and communication
  • Clinical audit and research 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Degree or Certificate in Medical Education
  • Ideally, postgraduate teaching experience for at least two (2) years
  • Successful award of grant as a Principal Investigator (PI) or member of a team
  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer reviewed journals
  • Ideally, clinical experience at consultant level for at least two (2) years

The following would be considered assets:

  • Subspecialty training in Paediatrics
  • Providing Subspecialty service in Paediatrics 

Candidates must be registered or be able to register as a specialist in Paediatrics with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Special Responsibilities 

  • Providing work-based clinical supervision and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising postgraduate research projects
  • Teaching of Child Health for the MBBS degree and the DM Paediatrics programmes via online and face to face modes
  • Managing a Clinical Service
  • Mentoring students 

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:

  • Uphold the highest standards of professional practice and behaviour and medical ethics
  • Have a strong interest in mentoring staff
  • Be able to use online pedagogical platforms such as Zoom
  • Be able to use teaching aids such as power-point presentations
  • Be able to function as a team leader 

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: STA-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.

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