Lecturers Department of General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics And Ent At Cuhas December 2021

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  • Department Of General Surgery (Sengerema) 1 Post
  • Department Of Internal Medicine (Sengerema) 1 Post
  • Department Of Orthopaedics And Trauma 1 Post
  • Department Of Ent 1 Post

i. Qualifications

  • A holder of a Master of Medicine (MMed) or equivalent degree with a GPA of 4 or with an average of B+ grade from a recognized Institution plus a GPA of 3.5 and above from the undergraduate studies. Must be registered by respective Council/Board.
  • Teaching experience of 2 years is an added advantage

ii. General Attributes

  • Adherence to professional ethic
  • Ability to design set, administer and supervise different assessment items
  • Ability to recognize students having difficulties, intervene and provide help and support
  • Ability to mark student scripts and course work assessment items and provide feedback
  • Computer skills and application
  • Ability to prepare and deliver own teaching materials
  • Potential to be a good role model and steer students towards dedication to learning, creativity and problem solving
  • Possession of sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the relevant discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within own area
  • Ability to carry out independent research and provide feedback and
  • Ability to supervise research and other knowledge generating and development activities

iii. Duties and Responsibilities

a. Main purpose of the post

  • Effective teaching
  • Knowledge advancement through research
  • Delivery of quality services; and
  • Effective realisation of the institution’s mission

iv. Key Functions

  • Deliver face to face teaching including lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and bedside teaching (where appropriate) across a range of backgrounds of students including undergraduates, postgraduates and Interns.
  • Participate in the preparation and organization of the undergraduate and postgraduate core teaching and assessment programme including organizing journal clubs.
  • Develop online teaching material and other online resources.
  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching and innovative teaching methods that encourage student participation and problem solving and a content that reflects changes in research.
  • Participate in curricula reform as necessary in the context of an expanding medical knowledge. Taking an active part in developing new courses.
  • Promote integrated teaching for medical and other students during lectures, tutorials and clinical teaching.
  • Take part in the University examinations by preparing and administering exam questions, taking part in viva voce as well as marking exam papers and students’ coursework.
  • Strive for the holistic development of the student by providing sound knowledge, the highest analytical ability.
  • Instilling in the student the concern for ethical and moral values.
  • Undertake a pastoral role – acting as academic advisor to students.


  • Conduct high quality research in area of specialization and interest and actively contribute to the institution’s research profile.
  • Take advantage of locally available research funds to conduct research of national priority.
  • Pursue to the extent possible external funding.
  • Publish at least one paper a year in high impact professional and scientific journals.
  • Develop and maintain a competitive research group in a recognized area of research in health and allied sciences.
  • Supervise and guide students as well as junior staff members of the Department in research projects involving health sciences.
  • Develop an educational research portfolio in an area relating to local needs and study for a higher degree in medical education.
  • Disseminate research findings both nationally and internationally.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other institutions of higher learning in research.

C. Clinical Service and Teaching

  • Participate in the delivery of services in area of specialization.
  • Maintain an active registration to practice medicine as regulated by the Medical Council and perform clinical duties.
  • Ensure in the course of the clinical training of medical and other students that the students:
    • Master the art of history taking,
    • Master the art of physical examination,
    • Can suggest appropriate investigations,
    • Carry out simple lab tests in a side room setting,
    • Make tentative conclusions and therefore venture a differential diagnosis and possible treatment,
    • Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to the patient and choose the most appropriate one,
    • Communicate their clinical findings in writing effectively and as appropriate for the needs of the audience,
    • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems,
    • Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problemsolving and decision-making,
    • Adjust actions in relation to other findings or actions of others,
    • Manage one’s own time and the time of others effectively.
  • Provide supervision in case assignment to medical students, residents, AMOs including signing off on charts as necessary.
  • Ensure patients under your care are examined properly to obtain information about their physical and mental condition.
  • Ensure appropriate diagnostic tests are ordered.
  • Assist students and residents in the interpretation of diagnostic tests indicating their deviations from normal.
  • Assist in making tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients under your care.
  • Ensure record patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination are obtained, compiled and recorded.
  • Provide young physicians with assistance during complicated medical procedures.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures that are beyond the competence of doctors under your care.
  • Instruct and counsel patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, and procedures to be undertaken.
  • Visit and observe patients on hospital rounds updating charts and ordering therapy.
  • Acts on all cases referred to your care by other service providers within and outside BMC.
  • Assist in internal quality control within the area of specialization.
  • Provide quality medical care according to standards established by the BMC and CUHAS committee on quality assurance.
  • Be available to participate in providing continuity for hospital in- patient management.
  • Conduct and encourage students and junior staff to attend to admission rounds.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner that upholds ethical principles befitting of a health provider.


  • Participate actively in departmental administrative tasks in areas like student admissions, induction courses, departmental committees and faculty board meetings when called upon to do so.
  • Manage and supervise junior staff in the Department and be prepared to take up the role of head of Department when called upon to do so.
  • Participate in departmental, professional conferences and seminars, and contribute to these as necessary.
  • Establish collaborative links outside the University with industrial, commercial and public organizations and institutions of higher learning.
  • Make yourself accessible to students and make sure you are available during office hours; else your whereabouts should be known to peers/Head of Department.
  • Make sure you observe University policies and procedures.
  • Provide performance appraisal (or confidential) reports timely as may be requested by the department from time to time.
  • Assist in identifying internal and external examiners for courses under your care.
  • All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania.
  • Applications must be typed in English.
  • All application letters must be accompanied with detailed and current Curriculum Vitae, all relevant
  • certificates and full transcripts. For applicants who have studied outside Tanzania, a certificate of
  • recognition by TCU must be attached.
  • Names and valid addresses (and phone numbers or emails) of 3 credible referees must be provided.
The deadline is Friday 14th December, 2021 at 04:30 pm.
Applications must be addressed and sent to:
P.O. BOX 1464,
Or E-Mail to: [email protected]

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