Part Time Faculty/Lecturer (Biochemistry), Department of Biomedical Sciences


Aga Khan University




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 biochemical science teaching and learning and inclusive biomedical community where students, academics, researchers, clinicians, alumni and industry together foster learning.

AKU- Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a part time Biochemistry Lecturer who will make a significant contribution to the delivery of the undergraduate teaching including the delivery of high-quality teaching in biochemistry across MBChB. The faculty will have an important academic and research leadership role in embedding research expertise into the life of the discipline and Department of Biomedical Sciences and will be required to develop high-quality, productivity-driven networks across AKU and with local, national and international, internal and external partners.


  • Share responsibility for the operational planning and management of Biochemistry teaching and assessment sessions, taking account of health and safety issues and balancing competing pressures to ensure they are well organized, pedagologically sound and make good use of resources;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment in Biochemistry;
  • Provide academic support and advice to Medical College students;
  • Contribute to scholarship or research in Medical Education or other areas of enquiry within the Medical College in collaboration with colleagues; and
  • Represent the Medical College at local, regional and national meetings relevant to medical education and the specialist subject of Biochemistry with internal and external bodies and develop leadership in this domain.


  • Should have an honours degree in Biochemistry or related discipline with a Postgraduate degree in Biochemistry;
  • Should hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher/Medical Education or equivalent;
  • Should have experience in teaching of Biochemistry in an undergraduate medical programme (or similar) using evidence-informed interactive approaches for large and small groups and incorporating information technology;
  • Experience in teaching postgraduates and undergraduates in programmes other than MBChB or equivalent;
  • Assessment in an undergraduate medical programme with demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates; and
  • Should have a track record of publication in international journals with scholarsip/research in medical education or other discipline relevant to Health Sciences.

To Apply

Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: hr.universityke@aku.edu

Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by May 30, 2023