Foundation Chair in Midwifery – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Organisation: Aga Khan
University (AKU)
AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery (AKUSONAM), Kampala, Uganda
The Aga Khan
University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first
established in 1983, with II campuses and teaching sites in 8 countries
including Uganda.
 The Foundation Chair in
Midwifery will lead the AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery education,
research & practice developments in Uganda and impact graduate outcomes for
both private and public sector employment. The incumbent will build the
teaching and research capacity of local faculty and prepare graduates for a
broad range of employment contexts including rural and remote regions and the
recently announced Aga Khan University Hospital which will be built in Uganda.  Applicants interested in the position should
have the ability and intent to pursue a research program of relevance to their
teaching practice and area of clinical specialty. S/he will be expected to
conduct research, mentor and support teaching faculty and achieve scholarly
publication in areas pertaining to midwifery education and practice.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant must hold a Ph. D. focussed on midwifery
education or practice. Post graduate qualification in education. The successful
applicant must be qualified to teach in all levels of theory and clinical
midwifery courses and lead midwifery course developments and programme revision
in this field of practice.
At least five years current midwifery experience
Advanced competency in specialized field of
midwifery education and practice
Possess current registration or eligibility for
registration with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
Current teaching experience in the midwifery and
related subjects
Excellent track record of research and
publications (minimum 20 peer-reviewed publications
Proven experience in midwifery curriculum and
course development
Demonstrated ability to mentor junior faculty and
building teaching & research capacity
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
Competent user of word processing software
Sound organizational skills
Excellent collaborative capacity and interpersonal
to Apply:       
candidates must send their applications together with detailed Curriculum
Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of
certificates and testimonials should be sent to, the Manager, Recruitment, Aga
Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email
to Applications by email are preferred. Please indicate
the title of the position on your application.
15th January 2016

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