Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Clinician Educator), Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Medical College


Karachi, Pakistan


Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region. The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospital has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

The Department is a newly formed vibrant identity for ophthalmology at AKU poised to deliver subspecialized and multidisciplinary services integrated with an enabling environment that supports outstanding teaching/learning, research, partnerships, and leadership development.   

Current Faculty work closely with a team of over 40 specialized medical staff, nurses, optometrists, technicians, technologists and others to offer comprehensive eye care for adults and children. These include but are not limited to surgery for cataract, corneal transplant, retinal disorders, glaucoma, orbital and facial reconstruction, refractive, squint, and ophthalmic tumors. Most of these services are delivered through the outpatient consulting clinics and/or day care surgery.  There is a highly enabling environment for interdepartmental collaborations to support education including with the Department of Education, CIME, AKU Examination Board and the Institute for Educationalal Development.   

Fostering excellence in education, scholarship in education and professional development of Faculty are major strategic priorities for the Department.  We currently organize a one month rotation for medical students and have a four year residency program.  We require support to shift the  curriculum for our residency program to competency based medical education at a level that will support ACGME accreditation, to assist faculty in enhancing their teaching and learning, and to support development of new programs including clinical and research fellowships as well as allied health training.   

Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor as a clinician educator within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. A cross appointment will be possible in the Department of Education.

We are seeking an outstanding clinician who has a track record of excellence in education.  The applicant is expected to have a competitive publication record of original peer-reviewed research.  Applicants must also provide evidence of their commitment to multi-disciplinary collaborative research and excellence in teaching and mentoring for learners at various levels.   Subspecialty fellowship training in one of the following areas is preferred: pediatrics-ophthalmology, cornea, low vision rehabilitation, neuro-ophthalmology, genetics, ocular-oncology, and oculoplastics/orbit.  


You will be responsible to:
  • take up independent consultant status
  • devote a significant portion of time to scholarly contributions in advancement of highest quality educational programs, andragogy, curricula and assessment methods
  • be involved in extensive teaching activities for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate trainees, other health professional students and Continuing Medical Education (CME) participants
  • mentor and supervise medical students, residents, graduate students
  • support development of allied health training 
  • mentor and assist Faculty in professional development 
  • be involved in teaching and administration activities that support education within the Department, Medical College and University.


You should have:
  • completed postgraduate training with FCPS, FRCOphth, American Board or equivalent and subsequent clinical, teaching and research experience. Clinical subspecialty fellowship training will be an asset
  • Master degree and/or significant leadership experience in educational activities (e.g. undergraduate, residency, fellowship or graduate student program director)
  • at least three years of teaching/research experience (for Assistant Professor) and at least should have eight years of teaching/research experience (for Associate Professor)
  • registered or be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP)
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • professional conduct that fosters a high-performance team culture.

To Apply

​You should send a cover letter, your detailed CV and three references by email to human.resources@aku.edu. Please mark the subject with position number “10044422”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.