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Department (Program) Chair, (Associate/ Full Professor) - Communication and Design
Habib University

  • Nov. 22, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Journalism
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Creative or Technical Writing
    Humanities - General
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Communication and Design program at Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan invites applications for the position of department (program) chair. We anticipate filling the position at the level of associate professor or professor, effective Fall 2018 or earlier.

About Habib University:
Habib University is Pakistan’s first liberal arts and science university, located in the city of Karachi. It is an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution that welcomed its first class of students in Fall 2014. Its liberal arts and sciences framework offers its students the breadth and depth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences through a rigorous Liberal Core Curriculum, coupled with intensive knowledge in the disciplines, a host of technical skills and vital soft skills, qualities that are highly expected of graduates trained for the global workplace. The university offers four undergraduate majors: Communication & Design, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Social Development & Policy. Each major is a department/ program, led by a chair, reporting to the Dean. Other departments / programs Comparative Liberal Studies, Arzu Program for Language and Literature and, Integrated Sciences and Mathematics – offering multiple minors to the entire student body and main contributors to the Habib Liberal Core. To learn more about Habib University, please visit

About Communication & Design Program:
The Communication and Design program offers a BA (Hons). in Communication & Design, a four year undergraduate degree that provides students with a rhetoric focused understanding of Communication, coupled with design knowledge that can spread from communication design, to moving image media. It ties in with the overall vision of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Habib University – to set a new international standard for interdisciplinary liberal arts education. For more information about our program, visit:

Candidate Requirements:
The candidates should locate their expertise broadly within communication studies, media, design, or the moving image and embody creative scholarship, dedication to pedagogy, and strong and collaborative administrative experience committed to interdisciplinary work within a liberal arts environment. The appointment requires a Ph.D. with relevant academic experience in the aforementioned disciplines or a cognate program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students. The candidate must have experience of designing and teaching undergraduate courses. The experience of being in an undergraduate liberal arts college is a plus. The successful candidate will have a vibrant vision for the program and be able to contribute to the program’s multiple areas of strength in technical and creative production, aesthetics, criticism, history, and theory. Appointment is expected to begin as soon as the person is hired or maximum by August 1, 2018.

Online applications will be accepted at Please include in your application package: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three statements covering teaching philosophy, service to institution and students, and research interests, attach evidence of teaching effectiveness particularly undergraduate courses, three representative publications and the names and contact details for three references.

  • Habib University is an equal opportunity employer

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Contact Information

  • Shoaib Khan
    School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Habib University
    Plot # 295, Block 18, University Avenue, Gulistan-
    Karachi 75300
  • +92 21 11 10 42242
  • +92 21 34301056


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