Assistant Professor/Senior Instructor

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Full time Full day


Established in 1980, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM) was the first academic unit of the University to be established. AKU-SONAM motivates young men and women from all over Pakistan and the developing countries to choose nursing as a career in order to strengthen the delivery of health care services.


You will be responsible for:

  • developing and teaching theoretical, clinical, or laboratory based courses independently at the undergraduate and graduate level

  • leading curriculum design and evaluation of courses as assigned, ensuring that the current health care needs are incorporated in the curriculum for courses being reviewed

  • participating in curriculum development and teaching courses at other entities of the University in area of expertise

  • contributing to curriculum review and innovation, including the use of IT to enhance learning & teaching, within and across disciplines

  • encouraging students for self-directed learning, identify their learning problems and adopt strategies for change as needed

  • conducting independent and collaborative research studies

  • presenting papers individually and with others at at least one local or international workshop or conference

  • assuming an active and leadership role in the development of policies

  • providing consultancy to national and international organisations in the area of expertise or field of interest

  • participating in long term strategic planning within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hospital and other entities of the University

  • developing and completing special projects as assigned

  • providing technical expertise and assistance in the Nursing Initiative Programmes of Aga Khan Development Network

  • undertaking periodic clinical practice at a hospital/health care institution

  • ensuring active participation and contribution within assigned committees

  • participating in national & international academic conferences/symposiums.


For Assistant Professor, you should have:

  • a PhD in Nursing OR be a PhD candidate with an “All But Dissertation” status i.e. all PhD coursework is completed, a proposal approved and work has begun on the dissertation

  • an MScN or MEd in addition to BScN from HEC recognized or reputable foreign university/institution

  • at least two years’ of post-doctoral teaching and/or research experience

For Senior Instructor, you should have:

  • at least a Masters of Science in Nursing with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an HEC recognised or reputable foreign university/institution

  • minimum two years of experience in clinical practice

  • at least one year teaching experience

Besides, you should have:

  • ability to define and secure research projects for a competitive grant

  • ability to demonstrate clinical competence as a professional nurse and serve as an effective role model

  • ability to liaise with other universities & educational institutions

  • good knowledge of educational leadership and management

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

  • should have co-authored at least one research paper in a referred journal and published at least two other articles/book chapters/a text book for teaching

  • should have attended oral/poster presentation at institutional or national conferences

  • strong conceptual and analytical skills

  • strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • good interpersonal skills

  • sound conceptual knowledge of nursing and ability to integrate theory into practice

  • proficiency in use of computer (MS office)

  • good planning and organizing skills.

To Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Please mark the subject line with position number "10007393".

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 29, 2023

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