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

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess an LLB and an LLM – preferably from a Common Law jurisdiction

Candidates must also have:

  • Demonstrable output or interest relating to research in areas of law relevant to the Caribbean
  • Evidence of outstanding academic/intellectual ability
  • Evidence of research and/or publication on a consistent basis or good potential for publication in younger academics
  • Experience with tertiary level instruction or project work
  • Versatile teaching capacities, especially in core LLB areas 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • PhD in Law from an accredited, globally ranked, leading university
  • Experience teaching at University level
  • A track record of scholarship in Law
  • Experience in Clinic work, mooting or international presentations 

Professional qualifications in Law; project proposal writing and management competencies; and work/consultancy experience in the chosen field would be assets.

Special Responsibilities 

  • Contributing to teaching in one or more of the core subjects of the LLB degree, in particular, Real Property, Tort, Legal Systems, Criminal Law and Equitable Remedies
  • Delivering and developing optional final year course programs, in particular, subject areas in Corporate and Commercial Law; Mooting, Trust, Trade and Business Law; and Conflicts of Laws.
  • Participating in the development of the Faculty’s Graduate programme, including the supervision of PhD Law students 

Personal Attributes 

The Faculty 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:

  • Have proven track records of academic excellence, research and publication in the field of Law
  • Have commitment to diversity and gender equality
  • Have demonstrated interest in CARICOM regional development, and institutional and capacity building
  • Be able to supervise postgraduate students
  • Have the capacity to work on Faculty Outreach and research projects
  • Be able to develop curricula and provide academic leadership in the discipline
  • Be self-motivated and driven
  • Be able to organize seminars and workshops in the discipline 

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.