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Commonwealth Secretariat -Vacancies
27/05/2011: Vacancy Announcement:
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
SCIENCE & AGRICULTURE
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics
PhD in Statistics
Several years teaching experience at the tertiary level
Evidence of active research as reflected in publications in peer reviewed journals
Area of Specialization
Preference will be given to applicants working in applications of Probability.
- Teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels both in the face to face and distance modalities
- Assisting in curriculum development
- Actively pursuing impactful research linked to research clusters in the department.
Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment; possess excellent communication skills; be student centred and possess strong stakeholder client service and client liaison skills.
Details of the post, including remuneration package are also available at www.sta.uwi.edu
Applications (two copies) should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684. Full CV and application forms which must be completed fully and can be obtained at the above address and at http://www.sta.uwi.edu must be submitted. The names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2011
Funds are available for research through the Research and Publication Fund. Research can be done during the academic year and during the vacations. All members of staff are expected to engage in research in their field.
Research interests of members of staff include: Algebraic, Coding Theory, Statistics, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Industrial Mathematics, Applied Probability, Bio-Informatics.
The department has available substantial PCs (Pentium II and III), a departmental network and internet access.
ANNUAL SALARY RANGES: (US$1.00 = TT$6.25)
Minimum: TT$217,140 per annum
Maximum: TT$302,316 per annum
Annual increment TT$6,084
Minimum: TT$168,468 per annum
Maximum: TT$198,888 per annum
Annual increment: TT$6,084
In addition, the following benefits apply:
- § Special allowance of 6% of basic salary;
- § Transportation Allowance of TT$2,300 per month ;
- § Up to five economy class passages plus baggage allowance of US$1,800 (TT$ equivalent) on appointment and normal termination;
- § Unfurnished accommodation at 10% or furnished at 12½% of basic salary, or housing allowance of 20% of basic salary to staff making own housing arrangements;
- § UWI contribution of equivalent of 10% of basic salary to Superannuation Scheme;
- § Annual Study and Travel Grant (available after first year of service);
- § Institutional Visit Allowance;
- § Book Grant;
- Contributory Health Insurance and Group Life Scheme.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR THE POST OF LECTURER/ASSISTANT LECTURER IN MATHEMATICS,
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS,
FACULTY OF SCIENCE & AGRICULTURE
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is well-established independent University that serves mainly the English-speaking territories of the West Indies. These countries listed hereunder all contribute to the UWI.
Antigua & Barbuda Grenada
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Jamaica
Belize St. Christopher & Nevis
The British Virgin Islands St. Lucia
The Cayman Islands St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The Commonwealth of Dominica The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
The University has campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago and Mona in Jamaica. The University has also recently established a fourth campus, the Open Campus, which is responsible for the delivery of programmes by the distance mode. The current student body population (face to face mode) which is approximately 40,000, is distributed among the Faculties of Law, Humanities and Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Medicine at Cave Hill; Humanities and Education, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Pure & Applied Sciences at Mona; and Science & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Social Sciences and Medical Sciences (including pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary sciences and nursing) at St. Augustine.
The University began teaching in 1948 as a University College affiliated with the University of London, and became an independent University in 1962. In 1963, Colleges of Arts and Sciences were set up at Cave Hill and St. Augustine. The former represented the institution of the third campus, while the latter was an extension of the facilities provided at St. Augustine, where the Faculties of Agriculture and Engineering were already established. The Faculty of Law was established in 1970. The University of the West Indies is now a dual mode institution offering teaching by distance education as well as face-to-face.
The UWI is well known as a Centre of Excellence and has among its Alumni, Heads of Government and Nobel Laureates for Literature (1992) and the Peace Prize (2007).
The St. Augustine Campus, Faculty of SCIENCE & Agriculture
The Faculty of Science & Agriculture was formed in 1996 by a merger of the former Faculties of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. The former developed from the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, which merged with the University in 1960.
The Faculty of Science & Agriculture comprises the Departments of: Agricultural Economics & Extension and Food Production in a School of Agriculture; and Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computing & Information Technology and Physics in a School of Science.
Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management and Human Ecology are offered by the School of Agriculture while B.Sc. programmes, with majors in Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Biology, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics are offered by the School of Science. In addition students can pursue a major or minor(s) from other faculties.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a separate Department within the Faculty of Science & Agriculture.
There is provision for the following staff in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics:
Academic Staff: : 3 Professors: in the following areas – Mathematic(2 one vacant),
2 Senior Lecturers (1vacant)
12 Lecturers/Assistant Lecturers (1 vacant)
6 Teaching Assistants
Support Staff: 1 Administrative Assistant
2 Clerical Assistants
1 Printing Operator
1 Office Attendant
PRESENT MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC STAFF
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer (Mathematics) Dr. Shanaz Wahid
BSc, MPhil, PhD, UWI, AFTICA
Balswaroop Bhatt, BSc, MSc, PhD, Univ. of Rajasthan, Professor of Mathematics
Ashok Sahai, MA, PhD, Lucknow Univ. Professor of Statistics
Robin Antoine, BSc, M.Sc UWI, M.S., PhD. FSU Lecturer (Mathematics)
Donna Comissiong, BSc, MPhil UWI, Lecturer (Mathematics)
Charles de Matas, BSc, MPhil .UWI, MA Pgh, Lecturer (Mathematics)
Karim Rahaman, BSc, PhD UWI Lecturer (Mathematics)
Angela Shirley, BSc UWI, MSc, PhD Northeastern Lecturer (Mathematics)
Vrijesh Tripathi, BSc, MSc, PhD Agra Lecturer (Statistics)
Dane Doctor, BSc., MSc. UWI, ASA Lecturer (Actuarial Sci. )
Christoph Hamburger, Dipl. in Physics, Lecturer (Mathematics)
Dr.rer.nat.(Maths.), Dr. habil.(Maths.), Germany
Sreedhara R. Gunakala, M.Sc.(Osmania Univ. – India), Lecturer (Mathematics)
M.Phil. (Madurai Kamaraj Univ.- India), P.hD.
DUTIES OF APPOINTEE
- · The appointee is required to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Probability and Statistics.
- · The appointee would have to conduct research in probability and be an industrious member of an important research cluster in conjunction with supervision of postgraduate students both in the face to face and distance modalities
- Assisting in curriculum development
The Department offers postgraduate training for the MPhil and PhD in Mathematics, and Statistics as well as M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Statistics. The students are both full-time and part-time.