Free open Job in North, South & Central America Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue) at University of the West Indies

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should possess a DVM/BVSc or equivalent with a PhD in Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery or a closely related field.

Candidates should also possess:

  • Significant specialist experience in Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Significant University level teaching experience and post graduate research
  • A high level of clinical competence
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Supervise Small Animal Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery cases
  • Lecture Undergraduate Students in Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (Small Animal Species)
  • Contribute significantly to curriculum development

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • An acceptable level of research as evidenced by recent publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to guide and supervise group research

The following will be considered assets:

  • Board certification (Dip ACVS, Dip ECVS)
  • Ability to consult on Farm Animal Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery cases
  • Post DVM experience in Veterinary Radiology and Anaesthesia

Special Responsibilities 

  • Leading the Small Animal Surgery Unit
  • Mentoring undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as teaching assistants and junior level staff
  • Developing, fostering and maintaining original and innovative research in the School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Coordinating and conducting continuing professional education modules in soft tissue surgery
  • Performing surgical procedures for small and companion animals (rabbits, reptiles)

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:

  • Be able to carry out Senior Administrative duties
  • Be able to work well in a Clinical Team
  • Be inspirational and visionary
  • Promote collegiality, transparency and inclusiveness
  • Interact successfully with staff and industry stakeholders
  • Be self-motivated
  • Work well with students
  • Be able to teach across disciplines

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.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2020 April 12