The University of the West Indies
ST. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Department of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Qualifications and Experience

PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering with specialism in Materials Science or Metallurgy.

A suitable combination of teaching, research and industrial experience as a chemical engineer to support teaching. Applicants must be able to contribute to the Department's design curriculum, and to advise on student's design projects. A track record of original research and publications is also essential. Candidates with Industrial experience relevant to the local downstream hydrocarbon-processing and petrochemical industries may also have an edge.

Specific Competencies/Requirements:

  • Candidates will be expected to engage in research that will build one or more of the Department's research focus areas of sustainable energy systems, process simulation, process safety and natural biological-based products
  • Candidates specialising in research areas of importance to the Caribbean region may have an advantage


  • Will be required to develop and support teaching, research and outreach in the Unit
  • Will be required to align training and research activities with the needs of the national and regional food industry

Personal Attributes

Candidates must be student-centred and have the ability to interact positively with academic and support staff within the Department and the University, as well as interface with the vibrant local process industries.

Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.


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