Aga Khan University Head, Oncology Unit in the Department of Medicine

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Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, university and teaching hospital system that comprises 13 campuses, seven hospitals and 217 outreach medical centres across eight countries.

The Aga Khan University, East Africa invites applications for the position of Head, Oncology Unit in the Department of Medicine.  

The Oncology Unit comprises the Sections of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Hematology, and Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine. 


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.

Please email applications (resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter), including the names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone/fax numbers of three professional references, addressed to 

Director, Human Resources, 

P. O. Box 30270-00100, 


so as to reach not later than 26th December, 2017. 

Applications by email are preferred.

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