Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences

Medical College
Full time Full day


Aga Khan University's (AKU) Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is the country's preeminent public health institution. The vision of the Chancellor set the direction for the University to lead in community development and create 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, and health systems through an 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


Specifically, you will be responsible to:

  • teach and facilitate the graduate-level educational programs in the department, primarily MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • actively participate in designing, planning, and conduct of curricular review processes

  • carry out assigned administrative responsibilities related to teaching and undertaking other scholarly activities

  • provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate level students in developing research projects/theses as an advisor /committee member

  • actively participate in preparing, assessing/grading tutorial exercises, providing required feedback to students, classroom quizzes, home assignments, examinations, or any other academic activities assigned by course directors and program director

  • adhere to University’s policies and established performance norms for the evaluation of students/ course participants ensuring that this is based on fair and equitable parameters

  • develop and assist in conducting skills-based short courses for a wider audience

  • participate in departmental and organizational performance improvement activities

  • identification of national and international research donors and funding agencies in areas pertaining to public health and disease epidemiology

  • participate in ongoing research projects in Section/Department in consultation with the Unit lead

  • undertake independent research and/or participate in research activities and contribute to their expansion and success particularly related to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • completion and execution of the ongoing research grant proposals in consultation with the section head

  • contribution to existing research grants and research studies of fellow researchers and students

  • provision of research mentorship to junior faculty and students in research proposal and manuscript writing

  • participation in ongoing public health programs at the CHS department, particularly in the rural and urban health centers’ projects.


You should have:

  • a minimum of PhD or FCPS from HEC-recognized University in a Public Health discipline with demonstrated capacity as a teacher and evidence of scholarship in practice, education, and research, with at least five years of experience in the related field

  • skills to design and lead coursework in Epidemiology/ Biostatistics/Public Health disciplines or any new technological advances in Public Health and Health care-based concepts

  • ability to provide conceptual and technical input to diverse research studies in the department and the Institution

  • demonstrable ability to develop research projects and secure a competitive grant, undertaking the research, publishing, and disseminating research findings

  • knowledge of new teaching methodologies and practices with learning aptitude

  • good academic communication abilities including oral and writing skills

  • strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • knowledge of scientific programming languages/statistical software

  • ability to manage, process, and analyze large public domain or intra-sectorial databases.

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[email protected]. Please mark the subject line with the Position # 10042262.

Applications should be submitted latest by October 3, 2023

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