UWI Vacancies 2019

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      UWI Vacancies 2019, Department of Economics, Lecturer in Economics

      Lecturer in Economics, University of the West Indies – Department of Economics

      Qualifications and Experience 

      The successful candidate must possess a Ph. D. in Economics with specialization in Macroeconomics or Behavioural Economics

      Candidates should also possess:

      • Experience in undergraduate teaching of Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Remedial Mathematics and Statistics
      • Experience in graduate teaching of Research Methodology
      • Evidence of a good research and publication record

      Experience in outreach, distance delivery of courses and use of educational technology would be an asset.

      Special Responsibilities 

      • Supervising M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students
      • Teaching at the graduate level in (a) Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Theory, (b) Research Methods and/or Econometrics and (c) either Development Economics, Monetary Economics or International Economics
      • Specializing in any combination of Sustainable Economic Development, Monetary Policy, Public Finance, Economic Development with an emphasis on Poverty & Health, Labour Economics, Advanced Econometrics, Energy Economics or Economics of Integration
      • Mentoring young academics
      • Networking the Department with various national, regional, and international organizations/stakeholders in furtherance of the Department
      • Strengthening the Department’s research agenda
      • Engaging in departmentally-initiated research activities including those of its research clusters

      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 have:

      • The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
      • An interest in interacting with the national and regional 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: 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 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. 



      About UWI

      Oriens Ex Occidente Lux – A Light Rising From The West

      Originally started as an independent offshoot of the University of London, The University of the West Indies currently serves 17 English-speaking regional territories, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in numerous fields of study: the arts, sciences, business, law, the humanities.

      Although St. Augustine is the main campus in Trinidad and Tobago, there is also a satellite campus in nearby Mount Hope that houses the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The university was founded in 1948 in Mona, Jamaica, as The University College of the West Indies, based on a recommendation by the Asquith Commission, which had been established five years prior to review the state of higher education in the then-British colonies. Fourteen years after the Mona campus opened, in 1962, the college received independent university status, in the same year that Jamaica itself received independence from Great Britain.

      The Trinidad campus of the regional university, which began in 1960, was borne out of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture; Barbados’ Cave Hill campus came on stream three years after. The three locations have key faculties that are common to all the territories – Humanities and Education, for instance, and Social Sciences, all mainstream disciplines. St. Augustine, however, is the only campus that boasts faculties of Science and Technology and Agriculture, areas of expertise that have long been interwoven into the history of the Caribbean islands. It also houses the tremendously popular Faculty of Engineering. Enrollment numbers across the region now total about 60,000.

      The UWI Coat Of Arms

      College of Arms Description

      A university’s coat of arms embodies its principles, its personality and its sense of tradition. The University of the West Indies’ Coat of Arms dates back to July 18, 1949.

      It consists of a strong shield with six wavy stripes of white and blue, representing the Caribbean Sea. In the middle of the shield lies open book trimmed with red and gold, symbolic of a thirst for knowledge. At the top of  the shield sits a golden lion, a recognition of the region’s colonial connections to the British monarchy; in this case, however, the lion is covered with black spots. This was the lion crest assigned to Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, the university’s first Chancellor.

      The crowning glory of the crest is a pelican, perched on a wreath. Not only is this regal bird a fixture across the region, it also symbolizes the university’s role as a nurturer of the young and the infinite potential for graduates of the university to soar to new heights.

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