Professor / Associate Professor & Section Head, Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery


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 (AKUH) has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities. AKUH is the first hospital in Pakistan to be awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for practicing the highest internationally-recognized healthcare standards.

The Department of Surgery provides comprehensive and sub-specialty care in the areas of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dental-Oral, Maxillo-Facial Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery.  The Department has 113 full-time and part-time faculty with a strong commitment towards teaching and research. Formal structured undergraduate teaching, postgraduate residency and fellowship programmes are integrated into the academic functions of the department.

The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery has grown like the institution and Department.  It has 11 full-time and 01 Part-time faculty. The development of subspecialty interests has helped to establish multiple programs within the section that have enhanced volumes. These include specialty clinics in joint replacement (arthroplasty), sports medicine, foot and ankle, oncology, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, spine/scoliosis, Ilizarov procedure, and others.

The Section has a long history of being deeply involved in education at all levels. It has continued to enhance its presence internally and externally in Pakistan and the region. Orthopedics CME workshops and conferences are the most sought academic events for learning new techniques and sharing knowledge and research within and external trainees and faculties.

The Section also participates in basic and clinical research efforts that have successfully generated collaborative grants, publications, and presentations at national and international meetings.  The robust clinical work has allowed the sectional faculty to publish many manuscripts and work on grants over the years, which have helped establish orthopaedics at the national and regional levels while enhancing the faculty's reputation as leading academicians.

Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Section Head, Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the level of Professor or Associate Professor.


The appointee will have an independent consultant status and undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and specified administrative activities.

Besides the above responsibilities as faculty; the appointee will have the overall responsibility, as the Section Head, of their sectional service and academic strategic planning and its execution with the support of the hospital and academic management team to ensure seamless provision of the sectional service, academic and research commitments. The main task will be to work as part of the academic medical centre team to ensure outstanding service with a teaching/learning environment as well as an environment that supports clinical service delivery and research.

In addition, it is anticipated that the candidate will be instrumental in planning and creating the vision to move the section into an independent Department of Orthopedics. This transition is a necessary step to foster further growth and subspecialty development.  As a department, each subspecialty service will have autonomy and can become sections themselves.


The applicants must have completed a structured post-graduate training programme from a reputable institution and possess FCPS, FRCS, American Board or equivalent qualification.

Applicants for Associate Professor should have at least 8 years of teaching / research experience in a HEC recognized University or postgraduate institution, with 5 years’ post-terminal experience of teaching and a minimum of 10 research publications in journals recognized jointly by HEC and PMDC with at least 4 of these publications in the last 5 years. 

Similarly, applicants for Professor should have at least 10 years teaching/ research experience in an HEC recognized University or a post-graduate Institution, with 10 years post terminal qualification level teaching and a minimum of 15 10 research publications in journals recognized jointly by HEC and PMDC with at least 5 of these publications in the last 5 years. 

Candidates who are seasoned administrators and have a well-established track record of leadership and possesses the ability to work with Faculty to choose initiatives with both strategic and tactical focus in the context of this vision, are encouraged to apply.

The ideal successful candidate will have leadership experience, clinical expertise, academic stature, and a clear as well as long term vision for developing and starting the new Department.

To Apply

​Please send your CV with names and contact details (including email address) of at least three referees familiar with your recent work history to human.resources@aku.edu and mark the subject with position number 10001100.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by April 15, 2023