Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Climate Change via HigherEdJobs

The University of the West Indies - Cave Hill

Bridgetown, , BB

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Climate Change in the Centre for Resources Management & Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 


The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science, climatology, meteorology or geoscience from a reputable university;
  • significant experience in teaching and, conducting scholarly research in climate change and climate variability, risk, vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the global architecture and negotiating processes aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the mechanisms available to support the achievement of this objective;
  • Demonstrated ability or significant potential for establishing a research program capable of attracting external funding, managing projects and budgets.

The applicant must also be willing and committed to providing mentorship to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as required. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Climate Change specialization stream within CERMES teaching programme. 

CERMES has a responsibility to the Caribbean Region and as such you will be expected to work with and support national, regional and international organisations involved in climate modelling and research on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Other attributes that are desirable include: excellent oral communication, writing and analytical skills, team working and leadership skills. It is anticipated that you will have experience in the use of web-based teaching and on-line learning. 

CERMES is a postgraduate Centre within the University of the West Indies. It offers taught masters programmes in Natural Resources Management and renewable Energy Management with particular emphasis on Tropical Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Within the Natural Resources Management programme there are 3 specialisations; tropical coastal and marine resources management, climate change and, water resources management. The specialization courses are offered in the second semester. CERMES also undertakes research related to SIDS, provides services to regional governments, NGOs and the private sector and, conducts outreach and capacity building on environmental matters throughout the Region. 

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties by August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados. Fax (246) 417-0330; Email: [email protected] If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/hr/careers.aspx. 

The closing date for completed applications (Application Form, CV, referee reports and degree transcripts) is June 5, 2018.