Free open Job in North, South & Central America Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Linguistics at University of the West Indies

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Linguistics or a closely related field. 

Candidates must also have:

  • Experience lecturing in Linguistics
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • English Creole Linguistics
  • English Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • A solid publication record
  • Variationist and Contact Linguistics in the Caribbean
  • Corpus Linguistics

Special Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate-level teaching, supervision and assessment
  • Programme administration
  • Providing advice and support to students (Academic advising)
  • Contributing to the research work of the subject area
  • Engaging in scholarly activities including research and publications
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and or programmes in Linguistics
  • Supervising undergraduate research projects as well as postgraduate research work

Personal Attributes

The Department 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 must also:

  • Display a collegial spirit and respect for others
  • Be familiar with research on and anywhere in the Caribbean
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Have the capacity to work collaboratively toward common goals and meet very specific deadlines
  • Demonstrate technological competencies particular to a web-enabled learning environment
  • Show evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship

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: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at 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.