The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Career Opportunities: Careers
The Cave Hill Campus is currently seeking qualified persons to fill the following positions.

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Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of AssistantLecturer/ Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

There is a vacancy in the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities & Education, Cave Hill Campus for a Professor in Education.

St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago


There is a vacancy for a Professor (Child Health) in the Department of Clinical Medical Science at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago,West Indies.

Minimum Qualification/ Experience
The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized University and significant post-doctoral experience. Example of area of application that is of interest is Building and Bridge Structures in Concrete and Steel Construction.
   Considerable related academic and professional experience, including: 

  • Substantial experience in teaching and research at the tertiary level
  • A track record of distinguished, original and innovative work; high quality publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Outstanding success in and wide recognition of professional activities
  • Corporate membership in a reputable professional institution
  • Active engagement in industry
  • Proven success in grant applications
Special Responsibilities
  • Providing overall visionary leadership and new direction in the discipline of Civil/Structural Engineering in the Department
  • Providing very strong advocacy for the Department at all levels
  • Creating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with local private and public sector stakeholders as well as regional and international agencies
  • 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 environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential. Candidates must also: 
  • be inspirational, dynamic and visionary
  • promote collegiality, transparency and inclusiveness
  • interact successfully with staff and industry stakeholders
  • be self-motivated
  • work well with students

Mona Campus, Jamaica

Open Campus

The main task of the Head of WAND is to collaborate with partners to respond creatively to the needs of women and development through the application of research to community outreach initiatives. Formal collaboration with the UWI Institute for Gender and Development Studies as the Open Campus representative will be central both for the application of research to programming in outreach initiatives, and for generating dialogue with the Institute on issues from the field. A particular focus of WAND’s work will be to continue and strengthen engagement in the countries served by the Open Campus in the Eastern Caribbean.
Specifically, the Head will be required to:

  • collaborate with key partners and agencies as follows:
    • UWI colleagues and the Institute for Gender and Development to identify regional priority issues for women and development and the opportunities for leveraging the wider engagement of regional partners in addressing same;
    • The Deputy Director, Continuing and Professional Education, Open Campus, in the innovation and  development of programmes in accordance with the policy of the Open Campus and identified community needs;
    • The Consortium of Social Development and Research in the coordination of efforts in the application of research to outreach programme development in those areas in which there are converging interests;
  • lead discussions and planning for entering into a formal partnership with the UWI Institute for Gender and Development;
  • design and develop community outreach initiatives to address women and development needs identified with collaborators;
  • engage leaders in social development and community-based agencies in the design and delivery of community outreach initiatives;
  • represent the Open Campus in cross-Campus initiatives in the application of research to programme development in the field of women and development;
  • develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the work undertaken by WAND and its partners;
  • engage colleagues in the UWI, collaborating agencies and the wider field of agencies working in women and development, in learning from the work of WAND through analytical presentations and publications of lessons learned for programme, policy and future development initiatives; and
  • manage the physical, financial and human resources of WAND, including contracted project and other workers and students on internships at the Unit.
Candidates for the position should possess:
Ø  a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline relevant to women and development in the social sciences, education or human services related field;
  • at least five (5) years of experience in a tertiary education environment including experience in design and delivery of outreach programmes addressing needs of women and development;
  • knowledge of women and development issues in the Caribbean Region, with a particular focus on the Eastern Caribbean;
  • a record of research/applied research in publications/programme reports relevant to women and development, including at least three publications in peer reviewed journals.
The Head should be able to demonstrate the following skills and dispositions:
  • collaboration in work in academic and social development environments;
  • engagement of programme beneficiaries as collaborating partners;
  • participatory design and delivery of programmes with programmes beneficiaries;
  • management of human, physical and financial resources;and
  • presentation of written and oral material for dissemination of learning in formal/informal media.
It is desirable that the Head can demonstrate experience in:
  • the English-speaking Caribbean relevant to the requirements of this post;
  • developing and implementing continuing and professional education;
  • leading and managing a tertiary education or social development agency; and
  • working in a distributed environment.

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica

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