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Lecturer: Department of Community Health and Psychiatry  « Position Deleted on 6/01/2013 »

Institution: The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Faculty - Health - Health Education & Promotion
  • Faculty - Health - Public and Environmental Health
Posted: 05/01/2013
Application Due: 05/17/2013
Type: Full Time
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The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences. At 65 years old, the Institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have aided in catapulting regional development. In furtherance of its mission to propel the economic, social, political, and cultural development of West Indian society through Teaching, Research, Innovation, Advisory and Community Services, and Intellectual Leadership, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of:


Applicants must possess a postgraduate degree preferably a PhD in Sociology, Public Health, Social Work or a related field. Experience working with communities and families will be a distinct advantage.

Applicants must also be good team players with leadership skills. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and technology application in the classroom. He/she should be innovative, committed, hardworking and enthusiastic with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the latest student-centered teaching techniques. He/she must also possess a genuine interest in helping students and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Experience in developing and delivering programmes and courses by distance or online at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels will be an advantage.

The successful candidates will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their respective areas of specialization, take part in curriculum development, be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration, develop innovative research and advise and supervise students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidates will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the department's research output, to undertake an appropriate teaching and administrative load, and to take part in outreach activities.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duties on August 1, 2013.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a detailed statement of their teaching and research interests in the respective disciplines) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, and the names and addresses of three (3) referees, copies of academic qualifications and relevant practicing certificates. These must be sent by electronic mail to for the attention of the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7.

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