Short term hiring program is initiated by Higher Education Commission Islamabad. This program intends to provide an opportunity for sharing of expertise and knowledge by the public sector universities/ Degree Awarding Institutes with learned expatriates or foreign scholar from a reputed universities/ research organization abroad.

  • Teaching and collaborative research.
  • Conducting workshops, seminars and thematic informal teaching.
  • Supervising and advising on specific research techniques to advanced PhD students and /or faculty.
  • To assist in establishing laboratories in new and emerging disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Possession of a Doctorate/relevant terminal qualification is required by a candidate to be appointed as Visiting Foreign Faculty (VFF).
  • The relevant terminal qualification in the case of a faculty member in the Clinical Medical Science discipline would be MS/MD/MD S/MPhil FCPS(Pakistan) / Membership of Royal Colleges (UK) / Diplomat of American Board and equivalent (as determined by HEC).
  • In the case of Law, the relevant terminal qualification would be Llm (law) or JD.
  • In the case of Arts and Design (Studio Practice) the relevant terminal qualification would be Master's (Foreign) or MPhil or equivalent degree in the relevant field as determined by the HEC.
  • The candidate must be serving at a responsible teaching or research position abroad in a reputable academic/ research institution at a technologically advanced country.
  • The candidate holding a responsible position in the organization other than education and research are also eligible.
  • Applicants must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

How to Apply

  • The request is to be made by the host institution on the HEC prescribed Application Form along with a detailed resume of the visiting foreign professor.
  • The application should be submitted to HEC at least three months prior to the proposed visit of the Applicant.
  • The application will be received and processed on rolling basis i.e. there is no dead line for the submission of application.
  • Duration of Stay:
  • The term of appointment of the Visiting Foreign Professor will be a minimum of two weeks and cannot be extended beyond 8 weeks.
  • The Visiting Foreign Professor can be engaged to a maximum of two visits with in a calendar year.

Contact Details
Ms.Afsheen Akhter

Project Manager &
HRD Division

Higher Education Commission
Sector H-8, Islamabad
Tel (Off):+92 (51) 9080 8139