Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD, which should be in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering or a closely related field, with a focus in Process Controls and Biochemical Engineering.

Candidates should also possess:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience
  • Research in the area of expertise and experience with supervision of student projects
  • A minimum of two (2) publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Proficiency in the areas of Process Controls and Biochemical Engineering

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Qualifications in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Teaching and supervision of student design and research projects at the MSc level
  • Proficiency in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

The following would be considered assets:

  • Industry experience
  • Proficiency in Process Modeling and Simulation, and Data Analytics

Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemical Engineering
  • Supervising postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) student projects and mentoring of students
  • Developing well recognized and independent research programmes capable of attracting external funding in their area of expertise
  • Engaging with local, regional and international stakeholders, other Departments and academic institutions and Faculty through collaborative research
  • Providing ongoing revision of the curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Developing professional short courses to respond to the changes within the industry specifically focusing on local and regional needs
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels

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:

  • Be able to interact and work well with staff, students and industry stakeholders
  • Have good organizational and leadership skills
  • Be fluent and articulate
  • Be self-motivated and capable of mentoring and motivating students
  • Develop students’ appreciation and passion for the study of Chemical Engineering 
  •  Be willing to forge working relationships and meaningful engagement with external stakeholders (industry and universities).
  • Be committed to developing the Department’s outreach programme


Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 2021 December 12  

University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
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Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Three (3) years
Your Education Level
Doctor of Philosophy|in Chemical Engineering
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