Senior Instructor (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Community Health Sciences

Medical College
Full time Full day


Aga Khan University's (AKU) Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is a preeminent public health institution in the country. The vision of the Chancellor set the direction for the University to take a lead in community development and the creation of an innovative curriculum that emphasizes a balance between patient care and population health. Over the past several decades, CHS has played a major role in leading the development of national level primary health care, public health practice, health systems through evidence-based approach. CHS has established successful models in urban and rural settings in Pakistan emphasizing empowerment - building on the strengths of communities. As part of an international university, CHS collaborates in a global network of outstanding research and teaching institutions including AKU affiliates in East Africa and Central Asia

CHS has five major sections – Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Policy & Management, Population & Reproductive Health, Environmental-Occupational Health & Injuries, and Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health


You will be responsible to:

  • teach and facilitate undergraduate Curriculum Sessions for CHS and problem-based learning

  • teach and facilitate in other CHS educational programs such as Graduate Program, Community medicine Residency Program, and Continuing Education Program

  • deliver lectures and conduct tutorials for graduate students

  • set up, conduct, and supervise students in developing scientific proposals and Thesis work

  • prepare exam questions, participate in the review of these questions, and participate in students’ performance evaluation process

  • actively participate in Curricular Renewal exercise

  • conform to University’s policies and established performance norms for evaluation of student’s/ course participants ensuring that this is based on fair and equitable parameters and provide required feedback to students for the same on timely basis

  • actively engage in research, with special emphasis on Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • develop independent research programs

  • write articles independently on assigned projects, under the supervision of senior faculty, and pursue publication of the same in professional journals

  • participate in research studies with senior colleagues including designing instruments, collecting, analyzing & compiling data

  • author and Co-author research papers with supervisor and /or other faculty members, where needed

  • serve as a member on /professional association

  • conduct and participate in assigned meetings and committees, primarily at divisional / departmental level

  • generate funds from granting agencies under senior faculty

  • participate in continuing professional development programs for self-development and engage in other professional development activities to keep self-updated on current practices and trends in education development. This should be in consultation with supervisor/ mentor.


you should have:

  • a minimum of MBBS, BScN or other health professional degree with a relevant two years Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g. MSc in Public Health, Health Policy and Management or eHealth)

  • minimum 2 years’ teaching and research experience, demonstrate professional accomplishment and evidence of publications and successful performance in grant writing, and scientific/public health research & development. (Priority will be given to candidates with good command over quantitative and computing related subjects

  • well versed with current research methodologies and protocol development

  • good teaching skills and knowledge of new teaching methodologies and practices

  • ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written, demonstrating good academic writing skills

  • language proficiency in English and Urdu; ability to communicate in other local/regional languages would be an advantage

  • proficiency in use of related computer software packages

  • good conceptual and analytical skills for managing public health data. Knowing scientific programming would be an advantage

  • capability for curriculum planning and organizing skills for research administration

  • good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

  • committed to learning, growth, and self-development.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs by email to [email protected] and mention “10009222" in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by August 24, 2022

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