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Assistant Lecturer in Oral Biology

Date Posted: Oct 16, 2019

Job Description

The College of Medicine, (COM) in its quest to continue being an Academic Center of Excellence that answers to the health needs of Malawi and the African region has established a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree Course to train Dental Surgeons. COM is the first institution in Malawi to offer a graduate level dental programme at undergraduate level. COM is, therefore, inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Assistant Lecturer in Oral Biology. Oral Biology is a tremendously diverse scientific area encompassing the disciplines of molecular biology and genetics, microbiology and immunology, genomics, biochemistry, biophysics, embryology, craniofacial development and anatomy, pharmacology, physiology, and cancer biology.

Post: Assistant Lecturer in Oral Biology

Position Summary

The Assistant Lecturer post is a training position within the academic ranks of the University aimed at faculty capacity development. The post holder will be required to attain the relevant postgraduate qualification of Masters in Oral Biology in order to satisfy the requirement for appointment on the substantive Lecturer post. The successful candidate will be offered a 2-year renewable contract until attainment of the relevant postgraduate qualifications, at which point the contract will be converted to a permanent contract. The candidate will be supported to obtain the postgraduate qualification in Oral Biology. This post is reserved for Malawian nationals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Personal Career Development
    • Engage in postgraduate training, initially to Masters Level in Oral Biology in order to attain the level of lecturer. 
  • Teaching
    • 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.
  •  Student attachment/Clinical Supervision
    • Assist in the supervision of students on attachment and during clinical sessions.
  •  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.
  • Administrative Duties
    • Attend departmental, faculty, College and other meetings as required.


The applicants must have the following:

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery; or Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Science Education degree with a strong background or major in biological sciences, from a recognized and reputable institution.
  • Have at least 2 years of post-graduation experience.

How to Apply

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,
College of Medicine,
Private Bag 360,



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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