Faculty: Humanities & Education
Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies

Deadline Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Cultural Studies or a related discipline.

Candidates must also possess:

  • A strong research and publication profile, commensurate with candidate’s stage of career
  • Teaching experience in Cultural Studies or related disciplines at the tertiary level

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Experience in practice-based or practice-led research or research-creation
  • Research and/or teaching focus on cultural theory and criticism
  • Cultural Studies specialisation in one of the following:
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Climate and the Environment
  • Social Justice and Change

Experience in supervising Cultural Studies projects at the postgraduate level, and in course design and curriculum revision would be assets.


Special Responsibilities

  • Researching and high-quality publishing
  • Teaching a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Cultural Studies
  • Supervising postgraduate research
  • Assessing and examining student work
  • Designing courses and contributing to curriculum revision
  • Contributing to the administrative functioning of the Department, and to the cultural and intellectual life of the University


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 computer literate and able to use information technology tools
  • Be willing to collaborate with colleagues in teaching, administration and research projects
  • Have a flexible and committed disposition to all work-related task
  • Have excellent time management skills and be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Have a student-centred and student-focused disposition

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.

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