Assistant Lecturers in Dentistry

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The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) is a new University formed by merging College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing and established by an Act of Parliament (No. 20 of 2019). It is a comprehensive health and allied sciences higher learning institution established with the primary function of training health workers under one roof in order to promote inter-profession collaboration, team building and team work from early days of training.

The University is inviting applications from suitably qualified Dental Surgeons to fill  four  vacant positions of  Assistant Lecturers in Dentistry.

Job Summary

The Assistant Lecturer post is a training position within the academic ranks of the University aimed at staff capacity development. This post is reserved for Malawian nationals. The post holders will be required to attain the relevant postgraduate qualification, initially at Masters level, in  Periodontics and Oral Medicine  and  Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology  in order to satisfy the requirement for appointment on the substantive Lecturer post. The successful candidates will be offered a 2-year renewable contract until attainment of relevant postgraduate qualifications, at which point the contract will be converted to a permanent contract. The candidates will be supported to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the subspecialties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Personal Career Development

  • Engage in postgraduate training, initially to Masters level in a chosen area of subspecialty, in order to attain the level of lecturer.


  • Teach students under the supervision of a senior academic member of staff

  • Conduct clinical demonstrations and tutorials

  • Set exams under the supervision of a senior academic member of staff

  • Assist in the assessment of students

3.Student attachment/Clinical Supervision

  • Assist in the supervision of students on attachment and during clinical sessions

4.Research and Publication

  • Write concept notes in consultation with senior academic members of the department

  • Participate in writing research proposals and submit them for funding

  • Participate in conducting research in collaboration with senior members of staff

  • Participate in disseminating of research results at conferences and in publications

5.Administrative Duties

  • Attend departmental, School, University and other meetings as required.


The applicants must have the following:

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree or its equivalent from an accredited or recognized and reputable institution.

  • Have at least 2 years of post-internship clinical experience.

  • Be Registered with the Medical Council of Malawi.

Application Procedure

Applicants meeting the requirements above should submit applications including: certified copies of certificates, diplomas, and degrees; and detailed CV with names, emails and contacts of 3 traceable professional referees, (two of which must be in the dental field) to:

The Registrar

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

Private Bag 360


Blantyre 3


Email:  [email protected]

Deadline: 24 th  January 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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