Lecturer in Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering at University of the West Indies

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Faculty of Engineering

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Biosystems, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Ideally, at least three (3) years teaching experience
  • Ideally, at least three (3) articles in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise in the area of Field Machinery and Equipment
  • Competence in the design of Traction and Power Hydraulics systems
  • Evidence of organizing research in Biosystems Engineering 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Experience in the supervision of research projects, preferably at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Proficiency in teaching courses related to at least two (2) of the following:
    • Machine Drawing
    • Design
    • Smart Mechanisation
    • Food Engineering 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Certificate in university teaching and learning
  • Industrial experience 

Candidates must be registered or able to register for Chartered Engineer or Professional Engineer status.

Special Responsibilities 

  • Leading and strengthening the research and outreach activities in the Department, in particular Bio-systems (Agricultural) Engineering
  • Supervising research students
  • Teaching Traction and Power Hydraulics, Field Machinery and/or Intelligent Machine Systems and other related Mechanical Engineering courses such as Machine Drawing/Design, Dynamics and Mechanics of Machines
  • Advising undergraduate students
  • Engaging in the delivery and development of appropriate design projects
  • Engaging in meaningful research and innovation activities 

Personal Attributes 

The Campus 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: 

  • Be committed to working with various Departmental research groups and students
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Be student centred
  • Be committed to developing and able to organize the Department’s research, service and outreach in Biosystems Engineering and the Caribbean food production community 

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: HR************@st*.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. 

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