Job Summary

Established in 1980, Aga Khan University's 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 the area of expertise 
  • contributing to the curriculum review and innovation, including the use of it to enhance learning and teaching, within and across disciplines
  • encouraging students to self-directed learning, identifying their learning problems and adopting strategies for change as needed
  • conducting independent and collaborative research studies
  • 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 SONAM, 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 and international academic conferences/symposiums.

Required Skills
  • a Ph.D. in Nursing or a Ph.D. candidate with an “All But Dissertation” status i.e., all Ph.D. coursework completed, a proposal approved and work has begun on the dissertation
  • an MScN or MEd degree in addition to BScN from an HEC recognised or reputable foreign university/institution. Specialty in Public Health Nursing will be preferred; however, other specialty will be considered as well
  • at least two years of post-doctoral teaching and/or research experience
  • 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 and 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 refereed journal and published at least two other articles/book chapters/a textbook for teaching
  • should have attended oral/poster presentations at institutional or national conferences
  • strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with good interpersonal skills
  • sound conceptual knowledge of nursing and the ability to integrate theory into practice
  • good planning and organising skills


  • Published:
    23 Jun 2022
  • Industry:Healthcare/Hospital/Medical
  • Job Function:Teachers/Education, Training & Development
  • Qualification:Doctorate
  • Experience:2 Year
  • Type:Full Time
  • Shift:Morning
  • Positions:1