Part-time Faculty/Lecturer, Physics. Biomedical Sciences. at Aga Khan University (AKU)


Research, Teaching & Training

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 months ago

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Faculties of Health Sciences with Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The Graduate School of Media and Communications, the East African Institute, the Institute for Human Development and the Kiswahili Centre have been launched recently while several Graduate Professional Schools and Faculties of Arts and Sciences are to be set up in Pakistan and East Africa. Through its needs-blind admissions policy, the University imbues the most promising leaders and thinkers of tomorrow with an ethic of service and the skills to help communities solve their most pressing challenges. The Aga Khan University is one of nine agencies in the Aga Khan Development Network.


The Department of Biomedical Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department comprising of faculty from a wide range of basic science teaching and research expertise, including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Immunology, and Neuroscience. The department strives to inspire, innovate, and lead in biomedical science teaching and learning in an inclusive community where students, academics, researchers, clinicians, alumni and industry together foster learning. AKU- Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a part- time Lecturer in Physics who will make a significant contribution to the delivery of high-quality teaching in Physics for Health Sciences for the MBChB programme.


To teach Physics for Health Sciences through lectures, laboratory sessions, small group work and online materials. To share responsibility for the operational planning and management of Physics for Health Science teaching and assessment sessions, taking account of health and safety issues and balancing competing pressures to ensure they are well organised. To contribute questions for formative and summative assessments. To grade assessments and provide constructive feedback with support from the Chair of the Department as required. To invigilate practical examinations including relevant stations in Objective Structured Examinations (OSCEs). To provide academic support to the Medical College students and undertake administration relevant to the needs of the post. Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the Chair of the Department.


A first degree and postgraduate degree in Physics. Accomplished teaching of physics to students in Health Science programs using evidence informed interactive approaches for large and small groups and incorporating information technology. Experience in educational management that ensures well organized delivery with continuous quality improvement. Track record of publications in international journals. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible work approach and teamwork. Competence in IT and internet usage especially for e learning. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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