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									                  THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
                       ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD



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
Barbados                                     Montserrat
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 &

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
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 the School of
Agriculture; Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science and
Physics in a School of Science.

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Information
Technology, Chemistry and Management, Computer Science and Management,
Human Ecology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, whereas B.Sc. General degrees
with majors in Agricultural Science, Biochemistry,          Biology, Chemistry,
Environmental Biology, Environment and Natural Resource Management,
Geography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Zoology are all offered
by the Faculty. In addition students can pursue a major or minor(s) from other

The National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago as well as internationally known
Coca Research Unit (CRU) which maintains the International Cocoa Gene Bank, are
also housed in the Faculty.

The Department of Chemistry began in 1963 as part of the Division of Physical
Sciences. This unit later became the separate departments of Chemistry, Physics,
Maths and Computer Science and Life Sciences. The Department’s teaching
programme covers most of the general areas of chemistry, i.e. Inorganic, Organic,
Physical and Analytical Chemistry. The undergraduate students currently total 500
with 50 postgraduate students.

Two Professors
Fifteen Lecturers/Senior Lecturers

Dyer Narinesingh, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
Gurdial Singh, B.Sc. (Liv.), Ph.D. (Man)
Anderson R. Maxwell, B.Sc., M.Sc. (UWI), Ph.D. (Br. Col)
  Senior Lecturer
Ivan Chang-Yen, B.Sc. (Guy), Ph.D. (Brist)
  Senior Lecturer
David Stephenson, B.A. (York), M.Phil. (CNAA), Ph.D. (Lond)
  Senior Lecturer
Richard Fairman, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
Lebert Grierson, B.Sc. (Lond), Ph.D. (Lond)
  Lecturer & Head of Department
Russel Ramsewak, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
Denise Beckles, AB (Harvard), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Rice Univ.)
R. Pingal, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
  Laboratory Manager/Lecturer
Nadia Singh, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
  Development Engineer 11
Franklyn Julien, BTech (Electrical Eng.(Ryerson)
  B.Sc. (Hons), Chemical Eng.- Hampton
  Development Engineer 111
Nicole John-Thomas, B.Sc. (UWI), Ph.D. (Howard)
Ann Wilson, B.Sc., Ph.D. (UWI)
Richard Taylor
Adil Hosein, B.Sc. (UWI)

The department is committed to delivering internationally recognized teaching and
research programmes and support services to its students. We aim to present
students with a menu of attractive, academically sound courses which meet their job-
related needs. This mission of the department is affected by the concerted efforts of
fifteen academic staff, and eighteen administrative, technical and service staff.

The department offers at the undergraduate level 33 credits of core courses in the
areas of Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry including a 4 credit research
project and a total of 41 credits of optional courses in the areas of advanced
inorganic, organic, polymer, analytical and environmental chemistry and corrosion

Students can pursue a major in chemistry with a minimum of 28 credits of core
courses. Chemistry majors can also pursue a minor in analytical chemistry with 16
specified credits in that area. A minor in chemistry is also possible and requires 16
specified credits out of the core courses.

In conjunction with the department of Management Studies, we also offer the
Chemistry and Management degree.

The department has recently redesigning some of its optional courses to give
students a greater exposure to industrial applications and has introduced a new
course in Industrial Chemistry. These changes have now led to the offering of a
minor in Applied Chemistry. Further additions/modifications of our programme will
culminate in the offering of a B.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry in the near future.

At the postgraduate level, the department offers research degrees (M.Phil. and Ph.D.)   DUTIES OF THE APPOINTEE
in the areas of Natural Products, Organic Synthesis, Inorganic and Materials            The successful applicant would be expected to teach some aspect of the chemistry
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Waste Management, Bioanalytical                  programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and external fund raising;
Chemistry and Physical Chemistry including spectroscopy, thermal and calorimetric       contribute to the shaping, refining and achievement of the department’s strategic
studies on materials and emulsion systems. Currently some 50 students are actively      objectives, especially the teaching and learning aspects of the existing programmes.
pursuing higher degrees.
                                                                                        REMUNERATION PACKAGE
Research in the department is focused in the following main areas: Natural Products     ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: (US$1.00 = TT$6.25)
Chemistry; Inorganic complexes; Materials Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry            Lecturer:
and Waste Management; Bioanalytical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry and Applied                   Minimum:          TT$206,592 per annum
Physical Chemistry; Spectroscopy; and Organic Synthesis                                         Maximum:          TT$287,568 per annum
                                                                                                Annual increment: TT$5,784
Research – (details)                                                                    Assistant Lecturer:
The department is quite well equipped in terms of laboratory space, computer                    Minimum:          TT$160,320 per annum
facilities and instrumentation to support these programmes. Instruments available               Maximum:          TT$189,240 per annum
include:                                                                                        Annual increment: TT$5,784

    Gas, Liquid and Droplet Countercurrent Chromatographs;                             Benefits:
    Setaram Modular TGA/DSC/DTA/TMA (up to 1700oC);                                     Special allowance of 5% of basic salary;
    Setaram micro DSC III microcalorimeter (with batch and continuous flow cells,       Transportation Allowance of TT$2,000 per month ;
      heat capacity and flow mix cells);                                                 Up to five economy class passages plus baggage allowance of US$1,800 (TT$
    Two (2) Gamry high sensitivity modular electrochemical workstations for              equivalent) on appointment and normal termination;
      electrochemical and corrosion measurements;                                        Unfurnished accommodation at 10% or furnished at 12½% of basic salary, or
    Taylor-Aris equipment for diffusion measurements;                                    housing allowance of 20% of basic salary to staff making own housing
    Inert Atmosphere Glove Box;                                                          arrangements;
    300, 400 and 600 (cryoprobe) MHz Bruker Avance DRX NMR Spectrometer;                UWI contribution of equivalent of 10% of basic salary to Superannuation Scheme;
    FTIR, ATR FTIR; Diode-Array, and UV-VIS Spectrometers;                              Annual Study and Travel Grant (available after first year of service);
    Nuclear Quadrupole Double Resonance Spectrometer;                                   Institutional Visit Allowance;
    Bruker GC- and LC-ESI time of flight Mass Spectrometers;                            Book Grant.
    Rapid Stopped-flow Kinetic Spectrometer;
    Jasco Model J-720 Spectropolarimeter;
    Perkin-Elmer Ion Cyclotron Plasma Mass Spectrometer
    KSV Langmuir Bloddgett apparatus

The campus Library subscribes to the major chemistry journals and facilitates the
procurement of material not on its shelves from appropriate sources.

                                                                                        The Registry,
                                                                                        St. Augustine
                                                                                        File # 157/48/1
                                                                                        2010 May

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