Professor, Anatomy


Job Description


The Aga Khan University is committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and application through service across the world.
The multidisciplinary Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences based in the Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, strives to deliver high-quality undergraduate and graduate education cutting across and integrating the disciplines of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology. The Department is also committed to conducting impactful biomedical and translational research to improve the health and well-being of communities at large.
The Department’s facilities for teaching, learning and research include the state-of-the-art Anatomy and Surgical Learning Studio and over 8,000 square feet of space in the Multidisciplinary and Microscopy laboratories. These spaces are well-resourced for teaching, training and faculty research.
The Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Professor, Anatomy in the Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences.



You will be responsible for actively participating and contributing to undergraduate medical (MBBS), MPhil, PhD and other academic programmes of the Department and the University, supervising and mentoring MPhil and PhD students, conceptulizing and conducting research and mentoring junior faculty members in the Department.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Consistently excellent teaching across academic programmes, specifically:
    • teaching Anatomy to medical students and specialized Anatomy courses in graduate programmes
    • utilizing evidence-based pedagogical approaches, for example, small group learning, lectures, gross and microscopic laboratory sessions, tutorials, practical sessions and problem-based learning, as appropriate
    • utilizing technology (for example, BodyViz) and other features of the ASLS for the teaching of Anatomy
    • supervision of graduate students (MPhil and PhD)
  • Provide leadership within the discipline and department through:
  • design, development and administration of curricula across programmatic levels
  • mentorship of junior faculty role-modeling through quality educational and research contributions

  • Pursue grant-funded research through close links with academic colleagues within the department and University, and, through international collaborations
  • Have a significant impact on the direction, strategy, objectives and results of the department and University through contributions in departmental and institutional level committees and taskforces and will be expected to represent the department internationally.


The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following commensurate with their years of experience:
  • Capacity for quality teaching across programmatic levels
  • Ability to supervise graduate students
  • Ability to write grants/procure extramural funding
  • Scholarship in a defined area of focus as evidenced by peer-reviewed high-quality publications, high-quality at national and international fora, change in practice or policy and/or other forms of dissemination
Academic Criteria
  • Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent (such as FCPS) in Anatomy
  • A medical degree and post-doctoral fellowship experience is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of Anatomy and ability to teach and train medical, MPhil, PhD students and contribute to other academic programmes of the Department and the University
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Experience in teaching, learning and assessment across programmatic levels, particularly in a clinically oriented manner, using evidence-based pedagogical approaches
  • Experience of course or curriculum development, implementation and management
  • Experience of supervising graduate students
  • Evidence of scholarship and research in a relevant field
  • Experience in raising independent funding for research and conducting research projects
  • Experience with mentorship.

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 Please mark the subject line with the Position # 10000304.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 12, 2021


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