Head of Oncology Units, Department of Medicine

Aga Khan University

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Position type:

Full time

01 Dec 2017
31 Mar 2018

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Reference number: AKU-4521

Aga Khan University is a private, not for profit, international University established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries. Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for East Africa.

Aga Khan University invites applications to the position of Head of Oncology Units in the Department of Medicine which comprises of the Sections of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Hematology, and Palliative Care.



The Head will have the overall responsibility for the academic and service mandate of the different subspecialty sections involved in oncological care within the Department of Medicine and will have a cross-institutional leadership role to advance the strategic vision of the University as a leader in oncology service, research and education. In addition, the Head will have a key leadership role in the development of an AKDN regional oncology programme linking to Aga Khan Health Services in Kenya and Dar es Salaam and to the planned AKU Hospital in Kampala.



The ideal candidate must have a record of leadership within an academic health system, be at Associate Professor level or above, have specialist qualification in an Oncology subspecialty with excellent demonstrated clinical skills and a strong academic track record in clinical research, and be registered or eligible for registration by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Board.

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