Dr. Saleem Akhtar

Profile Summary

I am a PhD in English with specialization in literature and an HEC approved supervisor. Currently, I am leading the Department of English, Institute of Southern Punjab (ISP), Multan.  My professional career spans more than a decade and I have the privilege of working as a teacher and, also, holding administrative offices at various HEC recognized universities of the country. During my tenure at University of Sialkot, I worked as an Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,and Head, Department of English. At Govt. College University Faisalabad (Layyah Campus), I, as a Head of the department, initiated MPhil English Literature program. I also worked as an Assistant Editor, NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry (JCI) during my service at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Besides, I have a literary translation on my credit as a co-translator that has been published by a prestigious national institution, Pakistan Academy of Letters. The areas of my teaching, research, and supervision include postmodern critical theories, postcolonial studies, existentialism, contemporary fiction, discourse studies, modern and Victorian novel, literature in translation, literary representations of trauma and terror, comparative literature, and war literature. Having led my teams at the department and faculty levels, taught for a decade at different levels including PhD and MPhil, supervised several theses, and published articles in various research journals, I continue to aspire to work with an organization that encourages continuous personal and professional development by providing opportunities that drive the best out of an individual with constant enhancement of skills and knowledge.

PhD English
International Islamic University, Islamabad
MS in English
International Islamic University, Islamabad
M.A English
University of Sargodha, Sargodha
Professional Experience
Associate Professor
Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan
13-10-2022 to date
Associate Professor
University of Sialkot, Sialkot
26-08-2020 to 12-10-2022
Assistant Professor
Department of English
31-05-2019 to 25-08-2020
Assistant Professor
National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
05-09-2016 to 30-05-2019
Government College University, Faisalabad (Layyah Campus)
09-10-2012 to 02-09-2016