Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Animal Nutrition, Forage Management & Utilization

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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Animal Nutrition, Forage Management & Utilization

University of the West Indies – Department of Food Production

Location: Saint Augustine – Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: TT$239,544 to TT$421,704 or £25,699.96 to £45,243.36 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th August 2021
Closes: 12th September 2021
Job Ref: 164/50 II W2

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES

FACULTY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTION

SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER IN ANIMAL NUTRITION, FORAGE MANAGEMENT & UTILIZATION

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD, which should be in Animal/Livestock Science or a closely related field, with a focus related to:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Forage Management & Utilization specific to tropical environments.

Candidates should also possess:

  • Considerable teaching experience at a recognised university
  • A good record of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in teaching courses related to Animal Nutrition, Ruminant and Non-Ruminant Production Systems and Practical Skills in Animal Production
  • Competence in Animal Nutrition, Feed Formulation and Tropical Animal Production Systems, with a special focus on Small Farms, Tropical Forages & Feed Resources and Tropical Livestock Breeds.

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • BSc in Agriculture
  • Demonstrated experience in successful supervision of graduate and post-graduate students
  • Knowledge and experience with tropical and neo-tropical animals.

The following would be considered assets:

  • Advanced level training in ruminant and non-ruminant production systems
  • Experience in revision of existing curriculum or development of new curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Good track record of developing thematic research programmes and history of attracting external research funding
  • Experience in applying research findings to satisfy industry needs.

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 should also:

  • Be well rounded in the Livestock Science discipline
  • Be committed to excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in mentoring students
  • Be self-motivated and capable of motivating others
  • Be willing to forge working relationships and meaningful engagement with external stakeholders
  • Be willing to teach on virtual platforms in real time
  • Be able to operate an animal nutrition laboratory
  • Be able to conduct in-vitro laboratory experiments and feeding trials
  • Be able to handle small and large farm animals
  • Have practical skills in animal management.

The full advertisement and further details of the post may be obtained here.

Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2021 September 12