Coordinator - Petroleum Geoscience Programme

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Petroleum Geoscience/Geology, Geophysics or a closely related field with a focus on Petroleum Geology.

Candidates should also possess:

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Research experience in the area of expertise
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects
  • Industry experience
  • Leadership experience in conducting field trips and internship placement
  • Proficiency in Petroleum Geology

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Qualification and proficiency in Structural Geology
  • Qualification and proficiency in Geology of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean
  • Teaching experience at the postgraduate level

Special Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the work of the Petroleum Geoscience programme, its full-time and part-time lecturers and students and raising funding to sustain the programme
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Petroleum Geoscience
  • Supervising BSc and postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects
  • Developing self-financing programmes and professional short courses to respond to the changes within the industry, specifically focusing on local and regional needs
  • Providing ongoing revision of the curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Developing and coordinating research programmes of national interest capable of attracting external funding
  • Engaging with local, regional and international stakeholders, other departments and academic institutions and faculty through collaborative research, teaching and training services
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Mentoring students and staff
  • Attracting funding for industry funded programmes

Personal Attributes
The Campus 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 should also:

  • Have links with stakeholders (industry and universities)
  • Have a strong relationship with energy industries and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Be self-motivated and capable of motivating others
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Have effective time management skills
  • Have problem solving and critical thinking skills


The appointment is for a fixed term of two years in the first instance.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 July 10

University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
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Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Two years'
Your Education Level
Doctor of Philosophy|in Petroleum Geoscience
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