Free open Job in North, South & Central America Lecturer in Human Geography at University of the West Indies

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES  

FACULTY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

LECTURER IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognised university, which should be in Geography, Geomatics or a closely related field, with a focus in one or more of the following areas or a closely related area:

  • Urban Geography & Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Natural Hazard & Disaster Management 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally at least three (3) years of experience in teaching and research in a relevant area at the university level
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in international journals
  • Proficiency in the areas of GIS, Urban Geography & Planning and Natural Hazard & Disaster Management. 

Candidates with competence in environmental modelling using GIS and Remote Sensing and/or with the following experience would have an advantage:

  • Supervising research at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Developing Geography curriculum
  • Using remote sensing techniques 

The following and/or competence in the use of mixed method approaches in Geography would be considered assets:

  • Qualifications in online teaching
  • Certificate in university teaching
  • Experience working with regional and local agencies
  • Experience leading outreach activities
  • History of producing technical reports

Special Responsibilities 

  • Developing, coordinating, and delivering courses in Geography
  • Teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Contributing to undergraduate curriculum development and developing postgraduate programmes
  • Supervising undergraduate research projects and postgraduate research
  • Developing a research programme in Geography including attracting external funding and publishing in refereed journals
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Supporting the Department’s outreach profile in Geography and the Environment.

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 should also: 

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and research, postgraduate student development and continued advancement of the Geography programmes at The UWI
  • Be able to work with international and regional partners on applied research and development projects
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme
  • Be willing to collaborate across the physical-human disciplines and support programmes in the Department
  • Have a cross-disciplinary focus
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the Caribbean
  • Be able to integrate theory and practice. 

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: 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. 

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2021 August 15