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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in International Relations/International Political Economy

Position Deleted on 11/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Kingston, Jamaica
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Political Science
Application Due:
Full Time
$30,000 to $60,000 USD Per Year

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) invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of:


Applicants must have a PhD in International Relations, International Politics or Government specializing in International Political Economy and/or International Trade Policy and International Economic Law and Institutions. Candidates will be expected to be well versed in issues pertaining to globalization and sustainable human development in small economies and Caribbean political economy questions in general. It would be desirable if candidates have a research profile that not only encompasses Caribbean development issues but goes beyond this area to encompass other regions and actors, and/or global political economy themes.

The successful candidate will also be required to establish research partnerships internationally, regionally and departmentally, effectively seek and attract research funding, direct relevant research related to International Relations and International Political Economy and contribute to the elaboration of Caribbean political economy theory. The successful candidate is also 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.

Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and technology application in the classroom. Applicants must 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 candidate is expected to assume duties on August 1, 2014.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a statement on teaching and research interests) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. These should be sent by electronic mail to or by post to the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies.

The final date for receipt of applications is November 23, 2013.

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