Senior Instructor, Community Health Sciences

Medical College
Full time Full day


Aga Khan University, (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 emphasises 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 emphasising 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 and Climate Change (EOHCC), and Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health


You will be responsible to:

  • engage in the mental health / suicide prevention work in GB and participate in a follow up visit to the North.

  • initiate policy level analysis to determine the – Epidemiologic and Economic burden of NCDs in Pakistan

  • organise quarterly meetings between CHS and BMI at the level of Director BMI and Chair CHS

  • assist in developing and conducting educational and training programs for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate students at AKU in the area of NCDMH;

  • as part of the continuing education program, develop and offer, tailored educational program in the area of NCD and MH;

  • facilitate research programs under supervision, assist to acquire new grants and proposals for NCDMH Research and work towards ongoing research activities to achieve its milestones

  • assist as a resource for senior faculty within and outside section; students and trainees in the fields of Non-Communicable Disease & Mental Health

  • explore and mobilise national and international funding resources for the projects in the area of Non-Communicable Disease & Mental Health under guidance.


You should have:

  • an MBBS with FCPS or master’s degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Policy Management, Public Health discipline (or equivalent) with a preferable focus on Non-Communicable Disease & Mental Health

  • a minimum of two years experience of teaching in a reputable institution with demonstrated scholarship through research and publication

  • ability to provide conceptual and technical input to a diverse range of research studies in the department and the institution

  • track record of having obtained research grants or publications will be preferred

  • strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • demonstrated expertise in the domain of mental health.

To Apply

Please send your detailed CV with names and contact details (including email addresses) of at least three referees familiar with your recent work history to human.r[email protected]. Please mark the subject line with the Position # 10004408.

Applications should be submitted latest by June 8, 2023

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